Here’s The Likely Ireland Team To Take On Wales This Friday

Joe Schmidt is expected go with the same XV which started the win over France a fortnight ago for Ireland’s clash with Wales this Friday.

The Ireland boss will name his matchday squad at lunchtime on Wednesday for Friday night’s penultimate Six Nations game in at the Principality.

The only change from the squad that beat France at the Aviva is a forced one with Jared Payne potentially set to come in to take Andrew Trimble’s spot on the bench if he is passed fit.

Possible Ireland team (v Wales)

Ireland: R Kearney (Leinster); K Earls (Munster), G Ringrose (Leinster), R Henshaw (Leinster), S Zebo (Munster); J Sexton (Leinster), C Murray (Munster); J McGrath (Leinster), R Best (Ulster, capt), T Furlong (Leinster); D Ryan (Munster), D Toner (Leinster); CJ Stander (Munster), S O’Brien (Leinster), J Healsip (Leinster).

Replacements: N Scannell (Munster), C Healy (Leinster), J Ryan (Munster), I Henderson (Ulster), P O’Mahony (Munster), K Marmion (Connacht), P Jackson (Ulster), J Payne (Ulster).

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