Team news for Wales ahead of Ireland battle

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Updated: October 4, 2011

Warren Gatland’s Wales side head into the rugby World Cup quarter-finals week with a clean bill of health.

“It’s a nice change for us really, because we had to come over here without quite a few of our players, so it makes a welcome change for us to be having a nice run with injuries,” Assistant coach Shaun Edwards told reporters.

“Over the last two or three years we’ve definitely had more than our fair share of injuries and it’s probably come at the right time that we have a lot of guys available.

“I think we’re looking pretty healthy, probably the healthiest we’ve been, going into this week. It’s very promising in that area.”

The Welsh have seemingly run into prime form and ended their pool with a clinical 66-0 dismantling of a poor Fijian side at the weekend.
Edwards dubbed this Saturday’s Wellington quarterfinal against Ireland as a “50-50 game”. “It’s pretty hard to pick the winner. They are two teams that have run into a bit of form, and are relatively injury-free.”
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