Rugby Rory Best: Ireland captain starts against Wales for final home appearance

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Rugby Rory Best

Rory Best made his Ireland debut in 2005 against New Zealand at Lansdowne Road and will make his final home appearance on Saturday
World Cup warm-up: Ireland v Wales
Venue:Aviva StadiumDate:Saturday, 7 SeptemberKick-off:14:00 BST
Coverage:Live commentary on BBC Radio Ulster, on the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app

Rory Best will captain Ireland against Wales on his final home appearance in Dublin on Saturday.

Best, who will retire after the Word Cup in Japan, leads a strong side for Ireland’s final warm-up match.

As expected, Johnny Sexton makes his first start at fly-half while Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls also feature in the backline.

Jean Kleyn, who was selected over Devin Toner in Joe Schmidt’s 31-man squad, starts at lock alongside James Ryan.

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Schmidt, who will also bid farewell to the Aviva Stadium after the Wales game, has made 12 changes from last weekend’s victory over the same opposition in Cardiff.

Sexton, Henshaw and Earls all make their first appearances of the warm-up fixtures while Jordan Larmour replaces Jacob Stockdale on the wing.

Rob Kearney comes in for Will Addison, w

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