Six Nations 2024: IRELAND VS WALES SQUAD

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Ireland vs Wales Squad 2024

The Ireland team are 2 games into the Six Nations 2024 and the next up is Wales. It’s time to dig into the Ireland vs Wales squad. Aviva Stadium will once again host a Six Nations game after a flawless display against Italy where they didn’t concede any try.

Ireland vs Wales squad 2024

The momentum is gearing up for back-to-back grand slams for the Ireland team and they will not want that to be hindered in a home game. That’s why it’s crucial to send a message, especially before travelling to London for the away game against England.

The History of Ireland vs Wales

A match-up as old as 1882 has seen both teams face each other 130+ times. Historically, Wales have had more wins but Ireland have gotten the better of them in recent times. Since the advent of the current Six Nations format in 2000, Ireland have won twice as many games as Wales between each other in the tournament. 

The Ireland Squad to Face Wales

No official team news yet, but Andy Farrell’s 6 changes before the Italy game might just show the lack of predictability in the teams this season or maybe just a reward for some players who did well in the game against France. Garry Ringrose is back in contention for the game after his shoulder injury.

The major injury threat the Ireland team is facing is the race to see if Hugo Keenan will make it in time for the game after the Leinster fullback suffered a knee injury in the win against Italy. As a precaution, Ciaran Frawley was not released for Leinster in their game against Benetton on Saturday. 

One other injury the team faces is that of Ulster’s Iain Henderson, however, he hasn’t started any Six Nations games yet. We likely see an Ireland vs Wales squad similar to the France game with many players back from their minor knocks.

Predicted team:

A. Porter (Leinster), D. Sheehan (Leinster), J. McCarthy (Leinster), C. Doris (Leinster, capt), J. van der Flier (Leinster), P. O’Mahony (Munster), T. Beirne (Munster), J. Crowley (Munster), J. Lowe (Leinster), B. Aki (Connacht), G. Ringrose (Leinster), C. Nash (Munster), J. Gibson-Park (Leinster), C. Frawley (Leinster), F. Bealham (Connacht).

Substitutes: 

R. Kelleher (Leinster), C. Healy (Leinster), C. Murray (Munster), R. Byrne (Leinster), R. Henshaw (Leinster) J. Ryan (Leinster), T. Furlong (Leinster), J. Conan (Leinster).

What Changes Could Wales Make

The Welsh team will be without tighthead prop, Archie Griffin who sustained a knee injury during their game at Twickenham. Uncapped 23-year-old Harri O’Connor has been called up as a replacement, seeing as Leon Brown, another tighthead, struggles to gain fitness before the game. Aside from these injuries, manager Warren Gatland is likely to field a similar team to the one that faced England.

When is Ireland vs Wales?

The match is scheduled to be held on 24th February (14:15 GMT)

Where Can You Catch the Game?

If you don’t have a ticket for the game, RTE have the rights to the live broadcast of the Ireland vs Italy game. You can always watch with energetic fans in some of the best rugby pubs around the stadium.

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