Andy Farrell announced the Ireland rugby team to play Wales in the Rugby world cup warm-up match, kick-off 2pm Saturday
Its been a stressful week for everyone involved with the shock departure of many players after the Ireland squad for the rugby world cup was confirmed.
Rory Best captain’s the side on his 120th appearance for Ireland and is joined in the front row by Cian Healy and Tadgh Furlong. James Ryan and Jean Kleyn are partnered at lock with CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan in the backrow.
Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton line out at half-back with Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw in the centre. Rob Kearney is named at fullback supported by Jordan Larmour and Keith Earls on the wings.
The replacements are Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Iain Henderson, Rhys Ruddock, Luke McGrath, Jack Carty and Garry Ringrose.
IRELAND Squad v Wales – 2019 Guinness Series
15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 91 caps
14. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 15 caps
13. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 37 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 19 caps
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 77 caps
10. Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 83 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 73 caps
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 90 caps
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 119 caps CAPTAIN
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 35 caps
4. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 18 caps
5. Jean Kleyn (Munster) 2 caps
6. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 32 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 18 caps
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 15 caps
16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 69 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 30 caps
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 17 caps
19. Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 47 caps
20. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 22
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 13 caps
22. Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 6 caps
23. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 23 caps