Breaking: Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team For Australia Clash


Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team for this weekend’s clash with Australia.

Michael Cheika named his side earlier today with Dean Mumm being brought into his Wallaby into his side as he hopes to deal with Ireland’s lineout threat as the All Blacks did this past weekend.

Schmidt is without the injured duo of Robbie Henshaw and Johnny Sexton but CJ Stander and Rob Kearney have been both been passed fit and will take their places in the starting line-up.

Keith Earls starts on the wing instead of Simon Zebo while Gary Ringrose comes in to replace Robbie Henshaw.

Paddy Jackson takes Johnny Sexton’s spot at 10 while Iain Henderson has ousted Munster’s Donnacha Ryan.


Sean O’Brien continues his return as he starts for the third consecutive week at seven.

Ireland take on Australia this Saturday with a 5.30pm kick-off at the Aviva live on RTE Two and Sky Sports.

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