DUBLIN – Wales coach Warren Gatland says Saturday's clash with Ireland is a “big opportunity” for his players to secure their spots in his starting side for their World Cup opener against Georgia.
Gatland named an experienced side for their final preparation match with captain Alun Wyn Jones among those players returning for the clash in the Aviva Stadium.
Rhys Patchell will start at fly-half with Tomos Williams at half-back, Leigh Halfpenny at full-back and George North and Josh Adams on the wings. Hadleigh Parkes and Jonathan Davies partner at centre.
Alun Wyn Jones is joined in the second-row by Jake Ball with Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric and Ross Moriarty comprising the back-row. The front-row consists of Wyn Jones, Elliot Dee and Tomas Francis.
British and Irish Lions Ken Owens, Dan Biggar and Liam Williams are on the bench.