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Munster's Beirne to start for Ireland

Thursday, 14th March, 2019 3:36pm
Munster's Beirne to start for Ireland

Saturday's game at the Principality Stadium starts at 2.45pm.

Munster's Tadhg Beirne will make his Six Nations debut on Saturday, when Ireland attempt to derail Wales' Grand Slam ambitions – kick off 2.45pm.

 

Rory Best will lead the team out on his 64th and final Six Nations appearance with Cian Healy and Tadgh Furlong packing down alongside him in the front row.  Tadgh Beirne and James Ryan are partnered in the second row with Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien and CJ Stander named in the backrow.

 

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are named in the pivot positions with Garry Ringrose partnering Bundee Aki for a seventh occasion. Rob Kearney returns to the backfield and is joined by Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale who fill the wing berths.

 

The replacements are Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Quinn Roux, Jack Conan, Kieran Marmion, Jack Carty and Jordan Larmour.  

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