IRELAND are looking for victory over Samoa to put themselves in position to earn top spot in Pool A of the Rugby World Cup.
Joe Schmidt’s side got back to winning ways with an emphatic win over Russia, but are facing second spot following their shock defeat to hosts Japan.
Samoa’s tournament started well with victory over the Russians, but back-to-back defeats have left them languishing in fourth position.
What time does Ireland vs Samoa kick off?
IRELAND are back in action on Saturday, October 12 in Fukuoka.
Kick-off is at 11.45am UK time – 7.45pm in Japan and 12.45am the following day in Samoa.
When the sides last met in 2011, Ireland ran out 40-9 winners in a friendly encounter.
What TV channel is Ireland vs Samoa on and can I live stream it?
YOU can catch this game live on ITV1 here in the UK.
Coverage begins following England vs France on the same channel.
If you want to stream, head to either TV Player or the ITV Hub.
Eir Sport and RTE are Irish broadcasters while Fiji TV have the rights in Samoa.
Can I watch Ireland vs Samoa for free?
Yes. ITV1, TV Player and the ITV Hub are all free for UK viewers.
But you must have a valid TV licence.
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