LIVE: Ireland v Wales

Date published: August 29 2015

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With the World Cup now just around the corner, the rematch between Ireland and Wales takes on a whole new dimension. 

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The big guns are back as Ireland and Wales meet again in Dublin for their penultimate warm-up match before the Rugby World Cup.

Irish captain Paul O'Connell returns along with a host of other first choice players for Ireland with Peter O'Mahony, Jamie Heaslip, Conor Murray, Jonathan Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Rob Kearney all starting.

Warren Gatland's side meanwhile is almost the strongest Wales currently possess, save for the absence of Sam Warburton and a new cap in Tomas Francis of Exeter Chiefs.

Neither side have confirmed their final squads for the tournament but Saturday's selections feel more about giving leading players valuable minutes with only one friendly left the following weekend before the World Cup begins.

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