There are no changes in the pack, with Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, and Dillon Lewis forming the front row while Jake Ball packs down alongside Wales' captain and talisman, Alun Wyn Jones. This fixture will see the Ospreys second row equal Sam Warburton's Welsh record of 17 games as captain in the Six Nations.
Aaron Wainwright, Taulupe Faletau, and last week's player of the match, Justin Tipuric, line up in the backrow formation once more.
There are some key changes on the bench, with Rhys Carré replacing Rob Evans at loosehead while hooker Ryan Elias and Leon Brown are set to make their second appearance as replacements. Ospreys Adam Beard is given the nod ahead of Cory Hill as replacement second row while Ross Moriarty is named as the backrow cover. There's a complete overhaul on the bench for the backs, with Gareth Davies, Owen Williams, and Johnny Mcnicholl in at reserves.
Wales will be looking to maintain their positive record against Ireland, having lost just once in their last five Six Nations encounters. Both Ireland and Wales are still on course for a Grand Slam, having won their respective games against Italy and Scotland in the opening round of the championship last weekend.
Earlier this week, promising young Ospreys hooker, and former Wales U20 captain, Dewi Lake was drafted into the Wales setup.
Ireland v Wales
Saturday 8th February, KO 14:15
Aviva Stadium, Dublin