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Lions trio back for Wales

  • 20 Feb 2018
Leigh Halfpenny against Scotland Leigh Halfpenny against Scotland

The inclusion of Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams and Dan Biggar are the only changes to Wales’ starting XV for Saturday’s Six Nations Test against Ireland in Dublin.

Williams and Biggar missed Wales' first two games of the tournament due to injury, while Halfpenny was forced to sit out the second Test against England with a foot infection. But the trio have recovered in time to gain selection for their away match at the Aviva Stadium.

Halfpenny slots straight back in at fullback ahead of Gareth Anscombe, who drops to the bench. Williams start at right wing in place of Josh Adams and Bigger replaces Rhys Patchell.

Both Adams and Patchell fall out of the match 23 altogether.

Wales – 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Liam Williams, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Josh Navidi, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Rob Evans.

Subs: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 George North.

Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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