Ireland’s crunch Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifier against Scotland in Parma will be shown live on RTÉ 2 this Saturday (kick-off 5pm Irish time).
Adam Griggs‘ side are one of four teams bidding to secure an automatic ticket to next year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
The eagerly-awaited showdown with Scotland will be broadcast on RTÉ 2 for supporters in the Republic of Ireland, as well as on World Rugby’s YouTube and Facebook channels and on rugbyworldcup.com/2021.
Heading into the final round of fixtures, Ireland, hosts Italy, Spain and Scotland are all locked on five points in the standings with Saturday’s double header set to determine which side books their spot in New Zealand and who progresses through to the final repechage tournament as the second-ranked team.
Match day 3 will kick off at 2pm Irish time on Saturday when Italy take on Spain, before Ireland go head-to-head with Scotland at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi at 5pm.
Coverage will begin on RTÉ 2 at 4.45pm, as Daire O’Brien will be joined by Louise Galvin in studio with Fiona Coghlan alongside Des Curran on commentary.
There will also be full match commentary on ‘Saturday Sport’ on RTÉ Radio 1.
Ireland head coach Griggs will announce his Ireland team and replacements on Friday at 12pm Irish time.