The Ireland team to take on Wales in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday has been announced.

Paul O’Connell returns to captain the side in his last international on home soil and is partnered in the second row by Iain Henderson. 

Jamie Heaslip starts at No.8 with Peter O’Mahony lining out on the blind-side flank and Jordi Murphy filling the open-side berth. 

The front row consists of Jack McGrath, Richardt Strauss and Nathan White – who makes his first international start.  
Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton pair up in the half-back slots with Robbie Henshaw and Luke Fitzgerald lining out in the centre. 

Dave and Rob Kearney have been selected in the back three along with Simon Zebo.
Among the replacements are Sean Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Tadhg Furlong, Donnacha Ryan, Sean O’Brien, Eoin Reddan, Paddy Jackson and Felix Jones.
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IRELAND team v Wales – Saturday, 29th August, Aviva Stadium

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 
13. Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster)

12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s/Leinster)
9.  Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s/Leinster) 
2. Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
3. Nathan White (Connacht)
4. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
5. Paul O’Connell (Young Munster) CAPTAIN
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Con/Munster)

7. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster)

16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s/Leinster)
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
18. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)*
19. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
20. Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)
21. Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)

22. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
23. Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster)

*Denotes uncapped player