Ireland can no longer afford to slip if they are to hold on to their dim hopes of wresting the 2022 Six Nations crown from the ever-tightening grip of France.
The Irish were beaten 30-24 by France in the tournament’s biggest game to date, a game that many pundits had pointed to to determine the eventual winners.
Andy Farrell’s men know they have the guts to win each of their other four games and he will be determined to position his men well in case France slip into a banana peel game.
As for Italy, their winless streak stretched to 34 games after another loss to England last time out and now their very future as one of the six nations chosen is in serious jeopardy.
Many reports suggest that Italy could be ousted from the tournament if they don’t improve drastically. The odds don’t look good for their survival in the competition.
has gathered everything you need to know about how to watch Ireland vs Italy on TV and online.
When is Ireland v Italy on TV?
Ireland v Italy will be held on sunday 27February 2022.
Discover our Six Nations TV program guide for the latest hours and information.
What time is kick off?
Ireland-Italy will start at 3 p.m..
There’s a full list of Six Nations fixtures this week, including England v Wales.
What TV channel is Ireland v Italy showing on?
Fans can tune in to watch the match for free live on ITV from 2.15pm.
ITV has the right to broadcast all of Ireland’s home matches.
How to stream Ireland v Italy live online
You can also stream the match live via ITV Hub on a range of devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets.
How to listen to Ireland v Italy on the radio
The game’s audio commentary will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Ireland-Italy team news
Ireland: To confirm
Italy: To confirm
Odds Ireland v Italy
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Prediction Ireland – Italy
There have been more than a few encouraging signs for Ireland over the past year or so, and they will go all the way to the 2022 Six Nations tournament.
It’s a routine victory for the Irish. Their biggest game of the weekend is at Murrayfield…
Prediction Ireland-Italy: Ireland victory
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