Five Munster Players To Face Wales

Five Munster players will start for Ireland as Joe Schmidt has named his squad for Saturday’s meeting with Wales.

Tadhg Beirne comes into the team alongside Peter O’Mahoney, CJ Stander, Conor Murray and Keith Earls.

Niall Scannell and Dave Kilcoyne are among the replacements.


Rory Best leads out Ireland for his final Six Nations appearance.

Wales are unchanged for the game at the Principality Stadium, as they chase the Grand Slam.

Ireland Team & Replacements (v Wales, Guinness Six Nations Championship2019, Principality Stadium, Saturday 16 March, KO 2.45pm

15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 89 caps

14 Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 76 caps

13 Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps

12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 16 caps

11 Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 18 caps

10 Jonathan Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 82 caps (vc)

9 Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 71 caps

1 Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 87 caps

2 Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 116 caps (c)

3 Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 32 caps

4 Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 4 caps

5 James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 16 caps

6 Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 56 caps (vc)

7 Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) 55 caps

8 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 30 caps



16 Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 13 caps

17 Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 28 caps

18 Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 13 caps

19 Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 11 caps

20 Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 13 caps

21 Kieran Marmion (Galwegians/Connacht) 24 caps

22 Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 2 caps

23 Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 12 caps