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One week after Ireland stormed Wales’ Cardiff castle, the pair meet in their final warm-up match before departing for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Wales named their squad of 31 on Sunday and Ireland followed on Monday, which means players are no longer pushing for a spot on the plane, but a spot in the first-choice team, and both coaches have named strong sides.
Johnny Sexton returns at fly-half for the hosts, who will say a home farewell to captain Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt, who are both retiring after the World Cup. Ireland can move to the top of the World Rugby rankings with a home victory.
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Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones returns to lead from lock with Warren Gatland treating this game as a dress rehearsal, though there are opportunities for Elliot Dee at hooker, Tomos Williams at scrum-half and Rhys Patchelll at ten to put forward their cases for starting berths in Japan.
Here’s everything you need to know:
When is it?
Ireland vs Wales takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 7 September.
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