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It will be a first hit-out of the Summer for Johnny Sexton, as he is named in Joe Schmidt's starting team this weekend against Wales.
The Leinster man has been kept on the sideline since his club side won the Guinness PRO14 in May, but he'll finally get some game action ahead of Ireland's opening World Cup match against Scotland. His presence is a total game-changer for the Irish, and the Ireland faithful are happy to see him fit.
His British Lion running mate Conor Murray will pair up with him as the scrumhalf. The last time the two played together, Ireland suffered a rough defeat against the Welsh. They'll be wanting to exact some revenge against Wales.
A vastly experienced front row of Cian Healy, Rory Best, and Tadhg Furlong will start. Healy looks to have recovered from an injury scare against England, which is a good sign for Ireland.
James Ryan starts in the second row alongside controversial selection Jean Kleyn, with Ulster lock Iain Henderson providing cover from the bench.
CJ Stander is back in the lineup after a poor showing two weeks ago at Twickenham. This time he fills in at blindside flanker, while Leinster loosies Josh Van der Flier and Jack Conan slot into the back row with him.
It's a third consecutive start at center for Bundee Aki, and a third straight week with a new center partner. This time Robbie Henshaw slots in outside of Aki.
Rob Kearney starts at fullback, with fleet-footed wingers Keith Earls and Jordan Larmour as his back three mates.
The Irish rebounded well against Wales a week ago, following their record defeat to the English. Another victory over Warren Gatland's side will remind everyone why they all pegged Ireland as a World Cup favorite just six months ago.
1. Healy 2. Best 3. Furlong 4. Ja. Ryan 5. Kleyn 6. Stander 7. Van der Flier 8. Conan 9. Murray 10. Sexton 11. Earls 12. Aki 13. Henshaw 14. Larmour 15. Kearney 16. Cronin 17. Kilcoyne 18. Porter 19. Henderson 20. Ruddock 21. Mcgrath 22. Carty 23. Ringrose