Here’s Ireland’s Expected Team To Take On South Africa

Not long to go now.

Connacht centre Bundee Aki looks set to make his Ireland debut this weekend, alongside old teammate Robbie Henshaw in the centre, as Joe Schmidt gets set to name him in his starting XV.

Lions prop Jack McGrath has reportedly picked up a knock in training, with Cian Healy set to start, while Sean O’Brien is set to shake off a problem to take his place in an all Lions back-row.

Meanwhile Jacob Stockdale is set to be rewarded for his fine form with a spot on the wing, while Rob Kearney will be brought in to add some experience to the backline, with Joey Carbery set to settle for a spot on the bench.

Expected Ireland XV

Rob Kearney
Keith Earls
Robbie Henshaw
Bundee Aki
Jacob Stockdale
Johnny Sexton
Conor Murray

Cian Healy
Rory Best (captain)
Tadhg Furlong
Iain Henderson
Devin Toner
Peter O’Mahony
Sean O’Brien
CJ Stander

Replacements: James Tracy, Dave Kilcoyne, John Ryan, Ultan Dillane, Rhys Ruddock, Kieran Marmion, Joey Carbery, Andrew Conway.

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