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Ireland Name Strong Team To Face Wales In Final Warm-Up Game

Ireland Name Strong Team To Face Wales In Final Warm-Up Game

Joe Schmidt has named a strong Ireland team to face Wales in Dublin this weekend.

Johnny Sexton will make his first Ireland appearance since the loss to Wales in the final game of this year's Six Nations back in March.

It is Ireland's final warm-up fixture before the World Cup gets underway later this month.

Ireland team to play Wales

15. Rob Kearney
14. Jordan Larmour
13. Robbie Henshaw
12. Bundee Aki
11. Keith Earls
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (captain)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. James Ryan
5. Jean Kleyn
6. CJ Stander
7. Josh van der Flier
8. Jack Conan

Replacements:

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16. Sean Cronin
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. Andrew Porter
19. Iain Henderson
20. Rhys Ruddock
21. Luke McGrath
22. Jack Carty
23. Garry Ringrose

Wales team to play Ireland

15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. George North
13. Jonathan Davies
12. Hadleigh Parkes
11. Josh Adams
10. Rhys Patchell
9. Tomos Williams

1. Wyn Jones
2. Elliot Dee
3. Tomas Francis
4. Jake Ball
5. Alun Wyn Jones (captain)
6. Aaron Wainwright
7. Justin Tipuric
8. Ross Moriarty

Replacements:

16. Ken Owens
17. Nicky Smith
18. Dillon Lewis
19. Adam Beard
20. Josh Navidi
21. Gareth Davies
22. Dan Biggar
23. Liam Williams

Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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