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Warren Gatland names Wales team for clash with Ireland

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made one change to his team that lost to England in their round three Six Nations clash with Ireland.

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Returning to the starting line-up is flyhalf Sam Costelow, who replaces his Scarlets teammate Ioan Llyod.

Alongside Costelow, Tomos Williams continues at scrumhalf, with Nick Tompkins and George North linking up in the midfield.

Excited for the challenge

Speaking about the clash against the table-topping Irish, Gatland said his team were looking forward to their trip to Dublin.

“We are excited to go out to Dublin and test ourselves against one of the leading sides in world rugby. It’s a challenge we are relishing.

“We’ve made steps in the last couple of games, and now it’s about building on that, learning from those experiences and taking that into this weekend.

“It’s about continuing to work hard, looking for accuracy in our performance across 80 minutes and also keeping our discipline.”

Wales: 15 Cameron Winnett, 14 Josh Adams, 13 George North, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Rio Dyer, 10 Sam Costelow, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Tommy Reffell, 6 Alex Mann, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Dafydd Jenkins (c), 3 Keiron Assiratti, 2 Elliot Dee, 1 Gareth Thomas
Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Corey Domachowski, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Will Rowlands, 20 Mackenzie Martin, 21 Kieran Hardy, 22 Ioan Lloyd, 23 Mason Grady

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