Ireland vs Scotland Live stream: Here’s all you need to know as world number one, Ireland and Scotland battle it out at the Rugby World Cup… Ireland may go into the Rugby World Cup ranked number one in the world, but Scotland are not short of confidence and scent a possible upset in their opening Pool A match on Sunday.
Hooker Stuart McInally will captain the most experienced Test team in Scotland rugby history with 630 caps, considerably more than the previous record of 581 against England in 2011 and France in 2003.
Scotland have lost six of their past seven games against Ireland and will hope that they can peak at the right time.
The Irish backline has been rearranged and the forecast wet weather, the outcome may well be decided in a titanic “battle of the halves”.
reland’s Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton face Scotland’s Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell at Yokohama on Sunday.
Laidlaw is effective whether kicking for territory or points, Russell possesses a variety of options with his kicking game but Schmidt said: “When you match that up with us with the likes of Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton I don’t think there’s much between the teams.
Ireland vs Scotland: Rugby World Cup kick-off time and prediction
Kick off time: It’s a mid-morning treat for rugby fans. Kick off is at 9:45 (SAST) on 22 September. All the action is live on SuperSport 1.
For the RWC, we’ll be using a prediction algorithm from a New Zealand anorak.
Prediction: Ireland by seven, but don’t expect this to be a straight-forward tussle.
RWC 2019 live scores and result: Ireland vs Scotland
How to watch/stream
The Herald will be live blogging the match, with build-up from 7:30pm. Spark Sport coverage starts at 7:30pm. Kickoff is at 7.45pm.
Ireland wins: 63
Scotland wins: 67
Last time: 22-13 to Ireland. February 2019