Andy Farrell has made some changes to play Wales

Andy Farrell has made seven changes to Ireland’s starting XV to take on Wales in the Six Nations. Star full-back Hugo Keenan is not involved and so Ciaran Frawley will start at 15.

Elsewhere in the backs there is the return of Bundee Aki and Jamison Gibson-Park has the nine shirt.

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In the forwards, Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne and Peter O’Mahony return from injury and Josh van der Flier starts at flanker.

On the bench Oli Jager is in line to win his first cap.

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Ireland team to play Wales in the Six Nations

Ciaran Frawley; Calvin Nash, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Jack Crowley, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Joe McCarthy, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony,  Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris.

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Cian Healy, Oli Jager, James Ryan, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Stuart McCloskey

Ireland team to play Italy in Six Nations

Hugo Keenan; Calvin Nash, Robbie Henshaw, Stuart McCloskey, James Lowe;  Jack Crowley, Craig Casey, Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Finlay Bealham, Joe McCarthy, James Ryan, Ryan Baird, Caelan Doris, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Jeremy Loughman, Tom O’Toole, Iain Henderson, Josh van der Flier, Jamison Gibson-Park, Harry Byrne,  Jordan Larmour

Ireland team to play France in Six Nations

Hugo Keenan, Calvin Nash, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, James Lowe, Jack Crowley, Jamison Gibson Park; Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, Tadhg Furlong, Joe McCarthy, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony (captain), Josh van der Flier, Caelan Doris

Replacements: Ronan Kelleher, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, James Ryan, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Ciaran Frawley

Ireland Six Nations Squad 2024


Ryan Baird (Leinster) 15 caps
Finlay Bealham (Connacht) 36 caps
Tadhg Beirne (Munster) 46 caps
Jack Conan (Leinster) 41 caps
Caelan Doris (Leinster) 36 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster) 72 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster) 125 caps
Iain Henderson (Ulster) 79 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster) 26 caps
Jeremy Loughman (Munster) 4 caps
Joe McCarthy (Leinster) 5 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Munster) (captain) 101 caps
Tom O’Toole (Ulster) 12 caps
Andrew Porter (Leinster) 59 caps
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 59
Dan Sheehan (Leinster) 21 caps
Tom Stewart (Ulster) 2 caps
Nick Timoney (Ulster) 3 caps
Josh van der Flier (Leinster) 57 caps


Bundee Aki (Connacht) 52 caps
Harry Byrne (Leinster) 2 caps
Craig Casey (Munster) 13 caps
Jack Crowley (Munster) 9 caps
Ciaran Frawley (Leinster) 1 cap
Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster) 30 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster) 62 caps
Hugo Keenan (Leinster) 36 caps
Jordan Larmour (Leinster) 30 caps
James Lowe (Leinster) 26 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster) 15 caps
Conor Murray (Munster) 112 caps
Calvin Nash (Munster) 1 cap
Garry Ringrose (Leinster) 57 caps
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster) 37 caps

Ireland Six Nations Fixtures 2024

(All kick-off times are GMT)

Round 1

Fri 2 Feb, France v Ireland – Orange Velodrome, 8pm

Round 2

Sun 11 Feb, Ireland v Italy – Aviva Stadium, 3pm

Round 3

Sat 24 Feb, Ireland v Wales – Aviva Stadium, 2.15pm

Round 4

Sat 9 Mar, England v Ireland – Twickenham, 4.45pm

Round 5

Sat 16 Mar, Ireland v Scotland – Scottish Gas Murrayfield, 4,45pm

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