Injuries sustained by Garry Ringrose and Caelan Doris open the door for Robbie Henshaw and Peter O'Mahony to start against Wales.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has made 11 changes to his side for Saturday's crunch Pool A clash with Samoa in the Rugby World Cup.
Robbie Henshaw is yet to feature for Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Joe Schmidt remains reluctant to risk him against Russia.
Despite suffering a hamstring problem in training, Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw will not be heading home early from Japan.
Kieran Marmion and Ross Byrne have been named in the Ireland squad ahead of the clash with France, but Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy... Read more
Joey Carbery and Andrew Conway could feature against France this weekend, but Robbie Henshaw and Dan Leavy may be absent.