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Peter O'Mahony to make 50th Six Nations appearance

BY Jack Tunney  ·  Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Ireland will welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday in what is being built as a David vs Goliath match-up. Ireland have continued without Johnny Sexton in the same clinical vein as they had before his retirement, whilst Wales are struggling through the most almighty of squad transitions.

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The home side have fought valiantly in their first two challenges of the tournament, falling short in both – but Ireland present an entirely different beast.

Chasing their second Grand Slam in a row, this is how the boys in green will line up:

Ireland:

15. Ciaran Frawley (UCD/Leinster)(2)
14. Calvin Nash (Young Munster/Munster)(3)
13. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster)(69)
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht)(53)
11. James Lowe (Leinster)(28)
10. Jack Crowley (Cork Constitution/Munster)(11)
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster)(32)

1. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster)(61)
2. Dan Sheehan (Lansdowne/Leinster)(23)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)(73)
4. Joe McCarthy (Dublin University/Leinster)(7)
5. Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster)(47)
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)(captain)(102)
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)(59)
8. Caelan Doris (St Mary’s College/Leinster)(38)

Replacements:

16. Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster)(28)
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)(126)
18. Oli Jager (Munster)*
19. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster)(61)
20. Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster)(17)
21. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)(43)
22. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)(113)
23. Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster)(16).

*Denotes uncapped player

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