IRELAND will continue their Rugby World Cup campaign against Tonga on TONIGHT!

Andy Farrell's side went into the tournament as favourites, and they didn't disappoint on the opening weekend.

The Irish brushed Romania aside in a 12-try thrashing, which propelled them to the top of Pool B.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton also returned after six months out in a major boost to Farrell's side's Rugby World Cup hopes.

In their quest to lift their first-ever Webb Ellis Cup, the Six Nations champions are currently on a run of 14 straight wins – and they don't look like slowing down.

When is Ireland vs Tonga?

  • Ireland vs Tonga will take place on Saturday, September 16.
  • Kick off is set for 8pm BST.
  • The Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes will host.


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What TV channel is Ireland vs Tonga on and can it be live streamed FREE?

  • Ireland vs Tonga will be broadcast LIVE on ITV1.
  • You can live stream all the action for FREE via the ITVX app/website.
  • Alternatively, you can keep up to date with all the action by following SunSport's live blog.

Ireland vs Tonga squads

Ireland XV: Keenan, Hansen, Ringrose, Aki, Lowe, Sexton (c), Murray, Porter, Kelleher, Furlong, Beirne, Ryan, O'Mahony, Van der Flier, Doris

Replacements: Herring, Kilcoyne, Bealham, Henderson, Baird, Casey, Byrne, Henshaw

Tonga XV: Piutau, Taumoepeau, Fekitoa, Ahki, Kata, Mausia, Pulu, Fisi’ihoi, Ngauamo, Tameifuna (c), Lousi, L Fifita, Halaifonua, Talitui, V Fifita

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Replacements: Moli, Kolomatangi, Apikotoa, Mafi, Funaki, Vailanu, Takul, Inisi

What are the odds?

Match result

Ireland – 1/50

Draw – 50/1

Tonga – 22/1

*Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at the time of publication.

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