The Ireland team to take on Wales at the Principality Stadium in the first round of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Championship has been named.
Cian Healy will make his 50th Championship appearance as he wins his 105th cap for Ireland.
He is joined in the is joined in the front row by Rob Herring and Andrew Porter.
Tadhg Beirne and James Ryan are named in the second row with Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier and CJ Stander named in the backrow.
Johnny Sexton captains the side and is joined in the half-backs by Conor Murray.
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Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose are partnered in midfield.
Hugo Keenan is selected at fullback with Keith Earls and James Lowe, making his Guinness Six Nations debut, named on the wing.
The subs are Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadgh Furlong, Iain Henderson, Will Connors, Jamison Gibson Park, Billy Burns and Jordan Larmour.
Ireland v Wales, 2021 Guinness Six Nations, Principality Stadium, Sunday, February 7, kick-off 3pm.
15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 6 caps
14. Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 88 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 30 caps
12. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 47 caps
11. James Lowe (Leinster) 2 caps
10. Jonathan Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 95 caps Captain
9. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 87 caps
1. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 104 caps
2. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 16 caps
3. Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 32 caps
4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 17 caps
5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 32 caps
6. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 73 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 28 caps
8. CJ Stander (Munster/Shannon) 46 caps
16. Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 6 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 39 caps
18. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 44 caps
19. Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 58 caps
20. Will Connors (Leinster/UCD) 5 caps
21. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 5 caps
22. Billy Burns (Ulster) 3 caps
23. Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 24 caps
Wales team to face Ireland
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has been passed fit to start Sunday’s Six Nations match against Ireland at the Principality Stadium.
Jones had been sidelined since injuring his knee against Italy in the Autumn Nations Cup.
Flanker Dan Lydiate will play his first international in over two years with wing Louis Rees-Zammit set to make his tournament debut.
George North continues in the centre with Jonathan Davies still missing.
Wales: Leigh Halfpenny; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Hallam Amos; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Rhodri Jones, Leon Brown, Will Rowlands, Josh Navidi, Gareth Davies, Callum Sheedy, Nick Tompkin
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