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Rhys Patchell starts at fly-half for Wales in their final World Cup warm-up Test with Ireland after impressing against the same opponents last Saturday

Rhys Patchell’s impressive second-half performance in the 22-17 defeat to Ireland last Saturday has earned the fly-half the starting spot for Wales’s final World Cup Test against the same opponents on Saturday.

The 26-year-old transformed the Welsh when he came on for the second period as they came back from 22-3 down to pull to within five points, Patchell scoring a try to boot.

That gave him the edge over Jarrod Evans as backup to fly-half Dan Biggar — who himself was second pick behind Gareth Anscombe until the latter suffered a knee injury last month.

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