Rugby World Cup warm-up: Rhys Patchell starts at fly-half for Wales against Ireland

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Rhys Patchell begins against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday, at fly-half at Wales’ World Cup warm-up game that is final.
Lock in and captain Alun Wyn Jones is one of those who come back.
Tomos Williams spouses Patchell together using Leigh Halfpenny at Josh Adams and George along with full-back North on the wings in half-back.
There are no uncapped players within an experienced Wales matchday team as they prepare for the championship in Japan.
As Wales coach Warren Gatland assesses his choices because of their World Cup opener against Georgia on Monday, 23 36, Liam Williams, Dan Biggar and british and Irish Lions Ken Owens have been on the seat.
Scarlets’ Patchell beat Cardiff Blues’ Jarrod Evans to be Biggar’s competition for Wales’ 10 jersey after they each played with a half Saturday against Ireland.
Gatland said:”This is actually our final preparation match so it is vital we get sufficient rugby into us, get rugby ready ahead of our RWC opener against Georgia that is just two weeks away.
“It’s significant we hit the ground running in Japan and also we give the players enough time on the field.
“Saturday is the first time these players would have carried to the area as members of the RWC squad, it has been a major week and it is a huge chance for gamers to set their hand up and secure places for the starting XV in Japan.”
Wales have suffered two defeats in their warm-ups.
The first came from England at Twickenham on 17 August, followed by success against Eddie Jones’ side-by-side later in Cardiff.
Gatland found a side lose last weekend.
In the aftermath of that defeat, Gatland left seasoned Scarlets props Samson Lee and Rob Evans and Ospreys center Scott Williams out from his 31-man tournament squad.
He explained suspect durability to the choice to depart Lee and Evans behind.
A leg break failed to prevent Dragons lock Cory Hill from being included with Gatland stating his selection was”worth the gamble”.
Hill’s lack meant there were just three squad locks to select from for the trip to Dublin in captain Adam, Ball and Jones Beard.
Scarlets’ Ball begins alongside Jones from Wales’ second-row together with the captain Osprey Beard.
Wales: Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets); George North (Ospreys), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets), Josh Adams (Cardiff Blues); Rhys Patchell (Scarlets), Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues); Wyn Jones (Scarlets), Elliot Dee (Dragons), Tomas Francis (Exeter), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Alun Wyn Jones (capt, Ospreys), Aaron Wainwright (Dragons), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Ross Moriarty (Dragons).
Replacements: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Nicky Smith (Ospreys), Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues), Adam Beard (Ospreys), Josh Navidi (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints), Liam Williams (Saracens).
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