Wales got off to a good start to their 2023 Rugby World Cup after beating Fiji by winning, in addition, an offensive bonus point (32-26). The Welsh must now confirm to take a big step towards the rest of the competition. “Portugal are a similar version of Fiji. They play a lot of rugby, they like to move the ball around. Hopefully we can produce another great rugby match,” Leek XV coach Warren Gatland said.
For its part, Portugal will make its big debut in the 2023 Rugby World Cup this Saturday and play its second world championship, 16 years after the very first in its history. “We want to turn this dream into reality. But we know very well that the task will be difficult, and we need to have as many favorable elements as possible in our favor, for this group, for it to be a success,” he said. admitted the French coach of the Lobos Patrice Lagisquet.
What time does the Wales – Portugal match start?
The match between Wales and Portugal kicks off at 5:45 p.m. this Saturday, September 16. It will take place at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.
On which TV channel is Wales – Portugal broadcast?
It is M6 which will broadcast this match between Welsh and Portuguese. The Englishman Karl Dickson will be on the whistle for this Pool C poster.
What streaming broadcast for the Wales – Portugal match?
Two streaming broadcasts will be available to follow this Wales – Portugal. Indeed, 6Play and MyCanal will also broadcast the match.
What line-ups for Wales – Portugal?
Warren Gatland made 13 changes for this clash against Portugal this Saturday September 16. Dan Biggar, George North or Josh Adams will not start and will make way for less experienced players like Johnny Williams or Mason Grady. Here is the Red Dragons starting XV: Leigh Halfpenny – Louis Rees-Zammit, Mason Grady, Johnny Williams, Rio Dyer – (o) Gareth Anscombe, (m) Tomos Williams – Dan Lydiate, Taulupe Faletau, Tommy Reffell – Christ Tshiunza, Dafydd Jenkins – Nicky Smith, Dewi Lake (c), Dillon Lewis.
For his part, Patrice Lagisquet will rely on experience with seven of the fifteen starters who are 30 years old or over. Despite everything, each holder will play their first World Cup match. Here is the Portugal XV: Francisco Fernandes – Mike Tadjer, Anthony Alves, José Madeira, Steevy Cerqueira – (o) João Granate, (m) Nicolas Martins – Rafael Simões, Samuel Marques, Jeronimo Portela – Rodrigo Marta, Tomas Appleton (c) – José Lima, Vincent Pinto, Nuno Sousa Guedes.
What are the predictions for the Wales – Portugal match?
Wales is obviously the big favorite for this meeting on sports betting sites like on Betclic where they are at 1.01, the draw is at 30 and the Portuguese victory is at 15. These are the same odds on Parionssport.