Ireland team to play Wales: 2022 Six Nations - Ruck

Ireland team to play Wales: 2022 Six Nations

Andy Farrell has named his Ireland team to play Wales in their 2022 Six Nations opener at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The uncapped Connacht wing Mack Hansen lines out on the left wing with Andrew Conway on the right and Hugo Keenan at fullback starting his seventeenth consecutive Test match.

In the pack, the front row features Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher and Tadhg Furlong with Tadhg Beirne and James Ryan locking down the second row.  Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan are named in the backrow.

What time is kick-off?

2.15pm GMT.

What TV channel is it on?


Who is the referee?

  • Referee: Jaco Peyper (SARU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Angus Gardner (RA)
  • TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)

Full list of referees for the Six Nations.

Are there any fan zones that I can go to watch the game?

4TheFans have fan parks in Glasgow, London and Bristol.

Ireland team to play Wales:

15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 16 caps
14. Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 27 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 37 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 33 caps
11. Mack Hansen (Connacht) uncapped
10. Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 101 caps CAPTAIN
9. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 12 caps
1. Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 40 caps
2. Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 16 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 52 caps
4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 25 caps
5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 40 caps
6. Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 12 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 35 caps
8. Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 22 caps

16. Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 2 caps
17. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 112 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 18 caps
19. Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 6 caps
20. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 79 caps
21. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 92 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 27 caps
23. James Hume (Ulster/Banbridge) 1 cap


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