Ireland vs Wales live stream: How to watch 2020 Autumn Nations Cup rugby online from anywhere

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The inaugural Autumn Nations Cup kicks off in Dublin this weekend with an opening match that sees both teams in desperate need of a win - read on for full details on how to stream Ireland vs Wales online, and watch the rugby action, no matter where you are in the world.

Having suffered Six Nations heartache after relinquishing the title slip last month with a poor second-half showing in Paris against France, the home side will be looking to make amends and get this new campaign off to a good start.

Wales meanwhile are on something of a horror run, and will be out to end a run of five straight defeats here tonight at the Aviva Stadium.

The Irish come into this Group A game as natural favourites, having won the last three successive matches against the Welsh, with the visitors having not won at the Aviva since a World Cup warm-up game all the way back in 2015.

Irish head coach Andy Farrell is set to hand a Test debut to New Zealand-born winger James Lowe and his Leinster team-mates Jamison Gibson-Park.

Flanker Justin Tipuric, who missed last month's Six Nations defeat to Scotland due to illness is set to replace James Davies for the Welsh.

Read on for full details on how to get a 2020 Autumn Nations Cup Ireland vs Wales live stream no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

Ireland vs Wales: Where and when?

This opening Autumn Nations Cup clash takes place behind closed doors at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Friday November 13.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7pm GMT/IST local time so that's an 2pm ET, 11am PT, start for folks tuning in from the US, and a 6am AEDT Saturday morning kick off folk tuning in from Australia).

Watch the Autumn Nations Cup online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, Irish, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of this 2020 Autumn Nations Cup clash further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching Ireland vs Wales, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked. That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.

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How to watch Ireland vs Wales online in the US exclusively on FloSports

If you're a rugby fan in the US looking to watch Saturday's action from Dublin, then you'll need to head to streaming service FloSports.

The network is showing every ruck, maul and tackle of this year's Autumn Nations Cup, with the service available through its dedicated app for Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and select Smart TVs, as well as on the FloSports iOS and Android apps.

Subscription to the service starts at $12.50 per month. You can find out more about FloSports here. Tonight's Ireland vs Wales match kicks off at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

How to stream Ireland vs Wales live in Ireland

The great news for those looking to cheer on the home side in Ireland is that the match will be available to watch free-to-air on both RTE and Channel 4, with coverage beginning at 6.30pm IST.

How to stream Ireland vs Wales live in the UK

While the vast majority of Autumn Nations Cup 2020 matches will be shown on streaming service Amazon Prime Video, this opening match will be broadcast on free-to-air Channel 4.

That means you'll be able to watch tonight's game online via the network's All 4 streaming service.

Viewers in Wales also have the option of watching the match via Welsh language channel S4C, which has the rights to show each of the home nation's games live during the tournament.

S4C's coverage will be available via its linear TV channel, the S4C Clic streaming service, or via BBC iPlayer.

Live stream Ireland vs Wales live in Australia

If you're planning on watching this Autumn Nations Cupclash Down Under, then you'll need to be a beIN Sports subscriber as the network holds exclusive live broadcast rights to the tournament for Australia.

Today, you'll need to be ready to tune in at 6am AEDT on Saturday morning.

Kevin Lynch