The Autumn Nations Cup begins on Friday with the duel between Ireland, the local and Wales, who confirmed their line-up to face the match as a visitor, at 15.50 live on ESPN 3 and ESPN Play.
The pillar Tomas Francis will reach his 50th international match Y Captain Alun Wyn Jones continues to stretch his record to 150th appearances in tests.
Francis will go alongside Rhys Carre and Ryan Elias in the front row with Will Rowlands and Jones continuing their association in the second line.
Justin Tipuric returns to the starting lineup after recovering from tonsillitis and appears next to Shane Lewis-Hughes and Taulupe Faletau.
Wales will have an unchanged back line with Gareth Davies and Dan Biggar as a media pair, with Owen Watkin and Jonathan Davies in the middle. Josh Adams, Liam Williams and Leigh Halfpenny They will be among the three in the background.
“Friday night is the start of a new international season and a new campaign and we are really looking forward to going out and showing what we can do,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.
“We have four games in the Fall Nations Cup to play and we are excited to start the tournament.”
On the bench, Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones and Samson Lee cover the front row with Jake Ball and Aaron Wainwright completing the forward contingent. Callum Sheedy, was included for the first time in the establishment.
Sheedy is joined at the bank by Lloyd Williams and George North, the latter could make his 100th appearance in international tests if you enter.
Ireland: 1. Cian Healy, 2. Ronan Kelleher, 3. Andrew Porter, 4. Iain Henderson, 5. James Ryan, 6. Peter O’Mahony, 7. Josh van der Flier, 8. Caelan Doris, 9. Jamison Gibson Park, 10. Jonathan Sexton, 11. James Lowe, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 13. Chris Farrell, 14. Hugo Keenan, 15. Jacob Stockdale
Alternates: 16. Dave Heffernan, 17. Ed Byrne, 18. Finlay Bealham, 19. Quinn Roux, 20. Will Connors, 21. Conor Murray, 22. Billy Burns, 23. Keith Earls
WELSH: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Liam Williams, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Owen Watkin, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Taulupe Faletau, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Shane Lewis-Hughes, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Rhys Carre
Alternates: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Jake Ball, 20 Aaron Wainwright, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Callum Sheedy, 23 George North