BREAKING: Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team For Argentina Test


Head coach Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland side for this weekend’s clash with old rivals Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Schmidt has largely gone with the same group of players that demolished the Springboks a couple of weeks back, with just a handful of changes. The big one sees Adam Byrne come in for his Ireland debut on the wing in place of the in-form Andrew Conway, while Chris Farrell slots in at outside centre in place of the injured Robbie Henshaw.

In the forwards it’s the same pack that dominated the Boks, bar James Ryan who comes in for his first start of the series, having missed the Fiji game through injury. Rory Best will once again captain the side.

On the bench, Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne and John Ryan come back in, while Luke McGrath is preferred to Kieran Marmion. Ian Keatley will cover Johnny Sexton off the bench, with Joey Carbery unavailable through injury.

Ireland team to take on Argentina

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (c)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. James Ryan
5. Iain Henderson
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Sean O’Brien
8. CJ Stander
9. Conor Murray
10. Johnny Sexton
11. Jacob Stockdale
12. Bundee Aki
13. Chris Farrell
14. Adam Byrne
15. Rob Kearney

16. James Tracy
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. John Ryan
19. Devin Toner
20. Rhys Ruddock
21. Luke McGrath
22. Ian Keatley
23. Andrew Conway

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