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Six Nations 2021: Dan Lydiate starts for Wales against Ireland, George North stays at centre

Dan Lydiate will make his first start for Wales since November 2018 after being named in the line-up for their Six Nations opener against Ireland on Sunday.
Flanker Lydiate last featured for Wales in the 2018 Autumn internationals, but will start after being handed a recall by Wayne Pivac; North stays at centre, while Hallam Amos and Louis Rees-Zammit start in the wing positions

Last Updated: 05/02/21 12:40pm

Dan Lydiate will make his first Wales appearance since 2018 Dan Lydiate will make his first Wales appearance since 2018
Dan Lydiate will make his first Wales appearance since 2018

Dan Lydiate will make his first start for Wales since November 2018 after being named in the line-up for their Six Nations opener against Ireland on Sunday.

The 33-year-old flanker last featured for the national team in the Autumn internationals just over two years ago, but has been put straight into the starting XV for the clash in Cardiff following his recall to the squad by Wayne Pivac.

Meanwhile, head coach Pivac has handed Hallam Amos only his second Six Nations start with fellow winger Josh Adams suspended for breaching Covid-19 protocols. That, in turn, means George North stays at centre.

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