Strong Ireland Team Named For World Cup Warm-Up Showdown With Wales At The Aviva Stadium

Clash of the titans.

Head coach Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team for Saturday’s final World Cup warm-up clash with Wales at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The men in green got their preparations back on track at the Principality Stadium last weekend with a much-needed win, but face a much stronger Wales team this time around with Warren Gatland naming a near full-strength side.

The same however can be said for Ireland – who welcome a host of big names back to the fold also, with the likes of Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw, Keith Earls and Conor Murray all named in the starting line-up.

Ireland team vs 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 (c)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. James Ryan
5. Jean Kleyn
6. CJ Stander
7. Josh van der Flier
8. Jack Conan

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