Wales will take on Portugal this afternoon in the Rugby World Cup in their second match in Pool C. The match will take place at Stade de Nice.
Here you can follow the Wales vs Portugal Rugby World Cup live stream, date, kick-off time, line-ups, head-to-head, and how to watch on TV.
- Rugby World Cup 2023
- Wales vs. Portugal | Pool C
- Date: Saturday, 16 September 2023
- Kick-off Time: 4:45 pm BST / 5:45 pm local time
- Venue: Stade de Nice, France
Wales vs Portugal: Team News and Line-ups
Wales have rested some key players for this match, keeping the Australia clash in mind on 24 September. Head coach Gatland has rotated all but two of his starting lineup from last weekend, with Louis Rees-Zammit and Taulupe Faletau the only players remaining in the first XV.
Portugal has a huge boost with the return of Stade Francais wing Raffaele Storti from injury. He will start on the bench.
Halfpenny; Rees-Zammit, Grady, Williams, Dyer; Anscombe, Williams; Smith, Lake (c) Lewis; Tshiunza, Jenkins; Lydiate, Reffell, Faletau.
Replacements: Elias, Domachowski, Beard, Francis, Basham, G Davies, Costelow, Adams.
Guedes; Pinto, Lima, Appleton (c), Marta; Portela, Marques; Fernandes, Tadjer, Alves; Madeira, Cerqueira’ Granate, Martins, Simoes.
Replacements: Costa, Campergue, Ferreira, Belo, Wallis, Lucas, Moura, Storti.
This will be the first meeting between Wales and Portugal in the professional era.
How to Watch Wales vs Portugal Rugby World Cup on TV?
The Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Wales vs Portugal will be available live on ITV1 in the UK, with live streaming free on the ITVX app and website. The live coverage will begin at 4:00 pm BST before the 4:45 pm BST kick-off.
Fans can watch the Rugby World Cup matches on NBC in the United States and on Stan Sport in Australia. In New Zealand, the matches will be available live on Sky Sports.
Here are the official TV and live-streaming broadcasters of the Rugby World Cup 2023 in different territories.
|Country||TV Channel||Live Stream|
|USA||NBC||Peacock, FuboTV, Sling|
|France||TF1, M6, France TV||MYTF1|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ, Prime||Sky Go|
|Australia||Stan Sport, Nine||Stan App, 9Now|
|South Africa||SuperSport||DStv App|
|Ireland||RTE, Virgin Media||RTE Player|
|Japan||J Sports, NHK, NTV||–|
|Italy||Sky Sports, RAI||Sky Go|
Wales vs Portugal Live Stream Free
Today’s Wales vs Portugal Rugby World Cup match live stream will be available on the ITVX app and website for free in the UK.
Here are the live-streaming options in different territories.
- UK: ITVX
- South Africa: DStv App
- USA: Peacock, FuboTV, Sling Blue
- New Zealand: Sky Go
- Australia: Stan App
- South America: Star+
ITVX is the streaming home for all of ITV, meaning fans can enjoy the Rugby World Cup 2023 live stream on ITVX.
You can easily download the app from your app store. You can watch ITVX for free, or buy a premium subscription for £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year. ITVX Premium lets you watch ad-free and download shows to your mobile device.
Peacock will provide the live stream of all 48 matches of the Rugby World Cup in the USA.
To access all of the content Peacock has to offer, you can sign up for a Peacock Premium subscription at $5.99 a month (+tax) or $59.99 per year (+tax).
Cord cutters can watch the Wales vs Portugal RWC match live stream on NBC through FuboTV. The FuboTV pro pack comes at $74.99 per month and offers a 7-day free trial.
Wales take on Portugal for their second victory in Pool C
Last Sunday, Wales survived a major scare against Fiji in their 32-26 thrilling victory. From 32-14 with 13 minutes to go, Fiji came back to 32-26 with 90 seconds to go. A Semi Radradra knock-on in the dying seconds with the try-line beckoning stopped the Pacific Islanders in their tracks.
A much-changed Wales side will take on Portugal today who will play their first Rugby World Cup game since 2007. Ranked 16th in the world, Portugal booked their spot in this Rugby World Cup with a 16-all draw with the USA in the crucial last game of the Final Qualification Tournament in November. Portugal is well prepared for this game after resting off the first week of the tournament and will look to make an impression.