Welsh Media Pick Combined Ireland & Wales Team

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Popular Welsh outlet WalesOnline have had a go at picking a combined Ireland and Wales XV ahead of their crucial Six Nations encounter next Friday.

By their own high standards Wale have had a disappointing Six Nations thus far, with just one win in three. Their only win so far came against Italy on the opening day, and a far from impressive one at that, unable to secure a bonus-point- the only not to do so against O’Shea’s men so far.

Ireland meanwhile begun their Six Nations with a loss to Scotland, but showed a lot of positive signs, unlucky to lose out in the end. They’ve since gone on to secure an impressive nine-try, try bonus win over Italy, before comfortably beating the French this past weekend.

Based on how both teams have performed up until now, here’s the combined XV.

Combined Ireland & Wales XV

15. Leigh Halfpenny
14. Keith Earls
13. Jonathan Davies
12. Robbie Henshaw
11. Simon Zebo
10. Jonny Sexton
9. Conor Murray

1. Jack McGrath
2. Ken Owens
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Donnacha Ryan
5. Alun Wyn Jones
6. CJ Stander
7. Sean O’Brien
8. Jamie Heaslip

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