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Tompkins moved to starting line-up for Wales’ clash against Ireland

Wales have made one change to their starting line-up who will face Ireland on Saturday 8.

Nick Tompkins, who made a try-scoring debut against Italy will now play at outside centre with George North moving to the wing for the game in Dublin.

Head coach Wayne Pivac said he made the change because Tompkins played “exceptionally well” in the first round.

Tompkins will partner Hadleigh Parks in midfield whilst North will be part of an experienced back-three with Leigh Halfpenny and Josh Adams.

Pivac said: “We’ve made just one change after a winning start last weekend.

“Nick comes into the side, I thought he played exceptionally well when he came on last week so he deserves the start. George, who played really well last weekend at centre, moves back out to the wing.”

He added that hopefully they would be able to build on the momentum from their winning start against Italy.

Wales beat the Italian side in an impressive 42-0 match at the Principality Stadium.

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