USA vs. Ireland: Start Time, Live Stream for 2017 Summer Internationals

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2017

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 11:  TJ Vaa of New Zealand  tackles Jacob Stockdale of Ireland during the World Rugby U20 Championship match between  New Zealand and Ireland at The Academy Stadium on June 11, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
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USA will host Ireland in a Test at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Saturday. It's a key showpiece event to help the expansion of rugby union on U.S. shores.

The match is also an opportunity for both squads to give debut caps to burgeoning talents. In the case of Ireland, Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale has already been named as a starter by coach Joe Schmidt.

Before a preview, here are the schedule and live-streaming details:


Date: Saturday, June 10

Time: 10 p.m. BST. 5 p.m. ET

TV Info: NBC

Live Stream: NBC Sport App.



Former U20 star Stockdale is one of a number of new faces set to be involved for Ireland. The 21-year-old is one member of "an inexperienced team with only four players boasting more than 10 caps" chosen by Schmidt, per BBC Sport.

Stockdale will be included.
Stockdale will be included.Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Andrew Porter, Rory Scannell, Dave Heffernan and James Ryan are other players in the squad who could earn their first caps by featuring in New Jersey, should they be called on as replacements.

Schmidt is already looking at this friendly as an opportunity to help some youngsters earn much-needed experience. He explained his thought process, per Gavin Cummiskey of the Irish Times: "I think the young guys were impressive in the World Cup. It's an opportunity to build the base and those guys can help form that with performances in the next three weeks."

As for the U.S., the Eagles are hoping to increase the focus on the game. It's something already happening thanks to their practice sessions at Drew University, according to Jane Havsy of the Daily Record.

The Eagles have already had to make a change to their squad for this friendly, per USA Rugby:

Matai Leuta will join key figures such as captain Madison Hughes and flanker Andrew Durutalo. There's also a spot for the ultra-versatile Mike Te'o, a player who could feature in any one of three spots, including scrum-half or full-back.

Ultimately, even a much-changed Ireland squad should have too much quality for the Eagles, although Hughes and Co. will be keen to make an impression on home soil.