JOE Keyes insists Wales will not roll over for his World Cup debut tomorrow.

The Bulls half-back has been named in Ireland’s starting line-up for their final pool game in Townsville.

It will be the 22-year-old’s sixth international cap but first outing on the World Cup stage.

Ireland are expected to start heavy favourites after impressing in the tournament and are coming off a narrow defeat by Papua New Guinea.

But Wales have had a wretched time and have suffered two bruising defeats, the latest a 14-try demolition by Fiji when they went down 72-6.

Wales are still looking for a first World Cup win since 2000 but Keyes has warned his Irish team-mates to brace themselves for a potential backlash from John Kear’s wounded troops.

He said: “I know a few of their boys and I'm sure they will be revved up after two tough games.

"The last time we played them they gave us a bit of a hiding.

“But I’m very honoured (to be selected). I’ve played for them for a couple of years now but never in a World Cup.

“Now I have the opportunity to represent my family, which is a massive thing for me.”

Keyes, who will partner Ireland skipper Liam Finn, was born in Enfield but his grandfather hails from Ireland. Dad John will be in the stands after flying to Australia on Thursday.

He added: “I’m over the moon to have been selected to start the game. I just want to get out onto the field and do my best for my country.

“I’m nervous and excited. I’ve never done a major tournament before, so it is all quite exciting and new to me.”