Wales team for Ireland

Scarlets outside-half Stephen Jones has held on to the number 10 shirt for Wales’ Triple Crown attempt against Ireland in Dublin at Croke park on Saturday , ko 13:15. Jones will be partnered at half-back by Ospreys’ Mike Phillips, who was chosen ahead of Dwayne Peel as part of four changes made by coach Warren Gatland.

Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones returns from injury and is joined by Huw Bennett and Adam Jones.

Team:
Backs : Lee Byrne (Ospreys) ,; Mark Jones (Llanelli Scarlets), Tom Shanklin (Cardiff Blues), Gavin Henson (Ospreys), Shane Williams (Ospreys) , Stephen Jones (Llanelli Scarlets), Mike Phillips (Ospreys).
Forwards: Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Huw Bennett (Ospreys), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Ian Gough (Ospreys), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Jonathan Thomas (Ospreys), Martyn Williams (Cardiff Blues), Ryan Jones (Ospreys, capt).

Replacements: Duncan Jones (Ospreys), Matthew Rees (Llanelli Scarlets), Ian Evans (Ospreys), Gareth Delve (Gloucester), Dwayne Peel (Llanelli Scarlets), James Hook (Ospreys), Sonny Parker (Ospreys).