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Johnny Sexton finally has the chance to prove his World Cup fitness as he will start at fly-half in Ireland's clash with Wales on Saturday.

The British and Irish Lions playmaker has battled thumb and leg injuries all summer, missing Ireland's three World Cup warm-up fixtures so far.

The 34-year-old has not tasted Test action since Ireland's 25-7 loss to Wales in the Six Nations in March that sealed the Grand Slam for Warren Gatland's side.

Sexton will be back in harness with his Lions half-back partner Conor Murray for Ireland's final World Cup warm-up, with their Pool A opener against Scotland fast approaching on September 22.

Robbie Henshaw makes his first start of the warm-up campaign, slotting in at outside centre to partner his old Connacht team-mate Bundee Aki in a robust midfield pairing.

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