Jack Carty Makes Welsh Test Start

Jack Carty will make his first test start as Ireland’s countdown to the World Cup continues when they take on Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.

Peter O’Mahony will wear the captain’s armband as Rory Best is named in the replacements. Carty starts at number 10 to collect his sixth cap and first test start.

Jack Conan and Tadgh Beirne join O’Mahony in the backrow with Iain Henderson and James Ryan packing down at lock.

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Dave Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and John Ryan make up an all Munster front row combination while Connacht pair Kieran Marmion and Jack Carty fill the half-back berths.

Bundee Aki and Chris Farrell partner up in the centre for a fifth run out together with Will Addison supported in the backfield by Andrew Conway and Jacob Stockdale.

Ireland Squad v Wales – 2019 August International

  1. Will Addison
  2. Andrew Conway
  3. Chris Farrell
  4. Bundee Aki
  5. Jacob Stockdale
  6. Jack Carty
  7. Kieran Marmion
  8. Dave Kilcoyne
  9. Niall Scannell
  10. John Ryan
  11. Iain Henderson
  12. James Ryan
  13. Tadhg Beirne
  14. Peter O’Mahony
  15. Jack Conan

Replacements

  1. Rory Best
  2. Andrew Porter
  3. Tadhg Furlong
  4. Devin Toner
  5. Jordi Murphy
  6. Luke McGrath
  7. Garry Ringrose
  8. Dave Kearney