Ireland head into the World Cup with plenty of work to do following an underwhelming Six Nations campaign in which they finished third. While Italy coach Conor O'Shea has an even bigger task ahead. Now's the time to pick things up and you can live stream Ireland vs Italy – from absolutely anywhere – with the help of this handy guide.
Having beaten the All Blacks at the start of the year, the Irish had been installed as one of the favourites to take home the Webb Ellis Cup later this year, but recent defeats to England and Wales have tempered expectations somewhat.
Ireland look set to run out a somewhat experimental side for today's game, with Munster star Jean Kleyn set to make his debut for the home side.
Italy on the other hand have hinted that the side that plays today will likely closely resemble their first choice line up for the action in Japan.
Despite playing what a strong side, today's game looks like a daunting prospect for the Azzurri, particularly when taking into account that the Italians have lost their last eight encounters with the Irish. And having lost all five of their matches at the Six Nations, they're on a horror run of seven games without a win.
It's a key warm up game for both clubs ahead of the World Cup and its a match you can watch live and in full, no matter where in the world you are, by following our Ireland vs Italy live stream tips below.
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