Ireland International Set To Make Six Nations Bow In Expected Team To Faces Wales
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Munster lock Tadgh Beirne looks set to make his Six Nations debut this weekend against Wales with Iain Henderson struggling with an injury that will keep him out of the trip to Cardiff, according to The42.
Beirne is recently back from injury himself and will know the Welsh players all too well having spent two very successful years at the Scarlets before joining Munster last summer.
Elsewhere Schmidt is expected to go with the same starting XV that defeated France on Sunday bar one enforced change with Sean O’Brien poised to start in place of the injured Josh van der Flier.
Expected Ireland team v Wales:
15. Rob Kearney
14. Keith Earls
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray
1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (captain)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Tadhg Beirne
5. James Ryan
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Sean O’Brien
8. CJ Stander