Wales v Ireland previews

Saturday 5th July Student World Cup (Brisbane) New Zealand v France (13:00 local time, 4:00am BST) Wales v Ireland (14:45 local time, 5:45am BST) Scotland v Greece (16:30 local time, 7:30am BST) Australia v England (18:15 local time, 9:15am BST)

Sunday 6th July Home Nations Championship Wales v Ireland (Porthcawl RFC, 14:00 BST)

From Bridgend to Brisbane, Wales face Ireland twice this weekend in two important rugby league international competitions.

In the early hours of Saturday morning UK time the Welsh Student side open their World Cup campaign against Ireland in Brisbane (5:45BST).

Wales only arrived in Australia