Wales team to play Ireland announced

Wales have announced the team to face Ireland in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up Test at the Millennium Stadium.

Wales team to play Ireland announced

Wales have announced the team to face Ireland in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up Test at the Millennium Stadium.

England Under-20 World Cup winner Ross Moriarty will make his Wales debut in the game.

The 21-year-old Gloucester flanker is among four new caps named by Wales head coach Warren Gatland, with wing Eli Walker, centre Tyler Morgan and lock Dominic Day also being handed starts.

St Helens-born Moriarty, whose father Paul and uncle Richard both played for Wales, helped England win successive Under-20 World Cup finals in 2013 – against Wales – when his team-mates included current senior England stars Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell, and 2014.

Moriarty is not tied to England because he has not represented either the senior team or England’s designated second XV, the Saxons.

Ireland will announce their team on Thursday afternoon (1.45pm).

Wales team to face Ireland

H Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons); A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), T Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), S Williams (Scarlets, capt), E Walker (Ospreys); J Hook (Gloucester), M Phillips (Racing Metro); N Smith (Ospreys), R Hibbard (Gloucester), A Jarvis (Ospreys), J Ball (Scarlets), D Day (Bath), R Moriarty (Gloucester), J Tipuric (Ospreys), D Baker (Ospreys).

Replacements: R Evans (Scarlets), K Dacey (Cardiff Blues), S Andrews (Cardiff Blues), J King (Ospreys), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), L Williams (Cardiff Blues), G Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), M Morgan (Bristol).

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