Rugby-Wales team to play Ireland in Six Nations

LONDON Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:06pm GMT

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LONDON Jan 31 (Reuters) - Wales coach Rob Howley on Thursday named the following team to play Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday (1330) in their opening Six Nations championship match:

Team: 15-Leigh Halfpenny, 14-Alex Cuthbert, 13-Jonathan Davies, 12-Jamie Roberts, 11-George North, 10-Dan Biggar, 9-Mike Phillips; 1-Gethin Jenkins, 2-Matthew Rees, 3-Adam Jones, 4-Andrew Coombs, 5-Ian Evans, 6-Aaron Shingler, 7-Sam Warburton (captain), 8-Toby Faletau.

Replacement: 16-Ken Owens, 17-Paul James, 18-Craig Mitchell, 19-Olly Kohn, 20-Justin Tipuric, 21-Lloyd Williams, 22-James Hook, 23-Scott Williams (Edited by Tom Pilcher)