Last week was nothing compared to this week. With the World Cup squads picked, the big guns are out for both Ireland and Wales.

With Johnny Sexton making his seasonal debut, all Irish eyes will be on the most important of Irish players in recent years. Will sixty to eighty minutes be enough to get him up to World Cup, test match pace? Is he fully recovered from the injury that has seen him sidelined?

IrelandPositionWales
Cian Healy1Wyn Jones
Rory Best (Captain)2Elliot Dee
Tadhg Furlong3Tomas Francis
James Ryan4Jake Ball
Jean Kleyn5Alun Wyn Jones (Captain)
CJ Stander6Aaron Wainwright
Josh van der Flier7Justin Tipuric
Jack Conan8Ross Moriarty
Conor Murray9Tomos Williams
Johnny Sexton10Rhys Patchell
Keith Earls11Josh Adams
Bundee Aki12Hadleigh Parkes
Robbie Henshaw13Jonathan Davies
Jordan Larmour14George North
Rob Kearney15Leigh Halfpenny
Replacements
Sean Cronin16Ken Owens
Dave Kilcoyne17Nicky Smith
Andrew Porter18Dillon Lewis
Iain Henderson19Adam Beard
Rhys Ruddock20Josh Navidi
Luke McGrath21Gareth Davies
Jack Carty22Dan Biggar
Garry Ringrose23Liam Williams