Ireland and Samoa continue the Summer Nations Series with this evening's showdown at the Stade Jean-Dauger in Bayonne


Rugby fans across the world will be tuning in to watch an Ireland v Samoa live stream. It’s the last chance to see one of the tournament favourites in action before the World Cup – and this article will tell you everything you need to know to follow this evening’s warm-up match, including details of how to watch for free!

Amazon Prime Video is broadcasting 15 Summer Nations Series matches exclusively in the UK, including today’s clash in Bayonne. Viewers in Ireland are especially lucky because they’ve been able to watch all three of Ireland’s World Cup warm-up matches for free on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player. Today’s game is no exception, and if you’re away from your home country, you can use a VPN to watch Ireland v Samoa for free from abroad via ExpressVPN.

Ireland barely needed to get out of third gear to comfortably defeat England last weekend, having already seen off Italy earlier in the month. Head coach Andy Farrell has made 12 changes from that encounter, with Iain Henderson returning to captain the side from the second row. Tom Stewart makes his first Ireland start at hooker.

Samoa’s previous Rugby World Cup warm-up matches saw them pick up wins over Japan and Tonga, either side of a loss to Fiji. Former All Black Lima Sopoaga makes his Test debut for Samoa today, coming into the side at fly half. Scroll down to the end of the article for full team news.

With the World Cup less than two weeks away, Ireland were probably hoping this trip to the south of France would have brought them slightly more pleasant than the rain and storms forecast for tonight. Even if the conditions prove challenging, however, watching an Ireland v Samoa live stream is a must, so check out the information below to make sure you do not miss out on the action. We also have details of how to watch the one remaining Summer Nations Series fixture, France v Australia.

Ireland and Samoa will meet again in Dublin (Getty Images)

How to watch Ireland v Samoalive stream for free from Ireland

Rugby fans in Ireland will be keen to watch the clash with Samoa, with the Irish looking to sign off their preparations the Rugby World Cup in style. Today’s game is available to watch FOR FREE on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player. Coverage starts from 7.15pm (Irish Standard Time) ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off.

How to watch Ireland v Samoa: live stream from outside your country

If you are away from home and want to catch the games from another country then you can do so by using a VPN.

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How to watch Ireland v Samoa: live stream from the UK

This is one of the last World Cup warm-up matches and is set to be shown live on Amazon Prime Video. Kick off is at 7:45pm (BST) and coverage will start from 7:35pm on the streaming service.

Coverage can be accessed as part of Amazon’s Prime subscription. New customers can try out the service with a 30-day free trial.

How to watch Ireland v Samoa: live stream from South Africa

For viewers in South Africa, it’s a last chance to watch Ireland, arguably the Springboks’ main rivals in Pool B, before the World Cup kicks off. Supersport is the place to go to watch a Summer Nations Series live stream, with coverage starting at 8:50pm South Africa time.

Visit for details on how to subscribe.

How to watch Ireland v Samoa: live stream from Australia

StanSport is screening an Ireland v Samoa live stream in the early hours of the morning. Coverage starts at 4:35am (AEST), ahead of the 4:45am kick-off.

A 7-day free trial to Stan Sport is available. Click here for more information.

How to watch Ireland v Samoa: live stream from the USA

FloRugby has the rights to stream Summer Nations Series live for fans in the USA, including Ireland v Samoa.

A FloRugby monthly subscription costs $29.99 or you can take out an annual one for $150.

How to watch Ireland v Samoa: live stream from New Zealand

If you’re in New Zealand, Sky Sports NZ is where you can watch selected Summer Nations Series matches, including Ireland v Samoa.

How to watch Ireland v Samoa: live stream from Asia

Premier Sports Asia has the rights to broadcast Summer Nations Series matches in Asia and will show matches in the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (Republic of China), Thailand and Vietnam.

A monthly subscription to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or a rolling annual contract is $169.

For more information, visit Premier Sports Asia.

Ireland v Samoa teams

Ireland: Jimmy O’Brien, Mack Hansen, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart McCloskey, Keith Earls, Jack Crowley, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Tom Stewart, Finlay Bealham, Iain Henderson (captain), Tadhg Beirne, Ryan Baird, Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Rob Herring, Jeremy Loughman, Tom O’Toole, James Ryan, Peter O’Mahony, Craig Casey, Ross Byrne, Garry Ringrose

Samoa: Duncan Paia’aua; Ed Fidow, UJ Seuteni, Tumua Manu, Nigel Ah Wong, Lima Sopoaga, Jonathan Taumateine; James Lay, Seilala Lam, Paul Alo-Emile, Chris Vui (co-captain), Theo McFarland, Taleni Seu, Fritz Lee, Steven Luatua

Replacements: Sama Malolo, Jordan Lay, Michael Ala’alatoa (co-captain), Miracle Fai’ilagi, Jordan Taufua, Ereatara Enari, Christian Leali’ifano, Neria Foma’i

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