New Wales player, centre Nick Tompkins has been given his first Wales start for the Six Nations trip to face Ireland as Wayne Pivac makes one change to the team that comfortably defeated Italy on the opening weekend of the Six Nations on Saturday.

Saracens centre, Nick Tompkins will line up alongside Hadleigh Parkes with George North switching to his more familiar wing position.

Scarlets wing Johnny McNicholl drops to the replacements bench.

Centre Tompkins made his debut against Italy on Saturday and scored a superb solo try and set up another as a replacement.

New Welsh Coach Wayne Pivac had this to say:

“I thought Nick played very, very well and we think he deserves a chance, so that’s what he’s getting,”.