The Wales Team Their Media Wants To See Take On Ireland

Celtic showdown.

Ireland host Wales next weekend in a huge heavyweight Six Nations clash at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Ireland are unbeaten in the competition so far, having dispatched of France and Italy so far in rounds one and two respectively.

Wales meanwhile, got off to the perfect start, demolishing Scotland with a try-bonus win at the Principality in round one. They lost to England however, in round two, albeit in controversial circumstances.

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Ahead of the game, popular Welsh rugby outlet, WalesOnline, have had a go at picking the team they want to see for the huge clash. They’ve made some interesting calls, dropping the back-three combination of Gareth Anscombe, Steff Evans and Josh Adams.

Instead they’ve gone for an all Lions combination of Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams and George North. They’ve also stuck with Scarlets ten Rhys Patchell, despite his shaky performance against England.

Have a look below and let us know what you think.

Potential Wales team vs Ireland

15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. Liam Williams
13. Scott Williams
12. Hadleigh Parkes
11. George North
10. Rhys Patchell
9. Gareth Davies

1. Rob Evans
2. Ken Owens
3. Samson Lee
4. Cory Hill
5. Alun Wyn Jones
6. Aaron Shingler
7. Josh Navidi
8. Ross Moriarty

Replacements:
16. Elliot Dee
17. Wyn Jones
18. Tomas Francis
19. Bradley Davies
20. Justin Tipuric
21. Aled Davies
22. Gareth Anscombe
23. Steff Evans

Meanwhile we’ve predicted the Ireland team that will face Wales at the Aviva Stadium next week. If these are the teams, who do you think will win?

Predicted Ireland team vs Wales

15. Rob Kearney
14. Keith Earls
13. Chris Farrell
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (Captain)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Iain Henderson
5. James Ryan
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Dan Leavy
8. CJ Stander

Replacements:
16. Niall Scannell
17. Jack McGrath
18. Andrew Porter
19. Devin Toner
20. Jack Conan
21. Kieran Marmion/Luke McGrath
22. Joey Carbery
23. Fergus McFadden