Ireland Team Named For Six Nations Clash With Italy

Round two.

Head coach Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team for this weekend’s Six Nations clash with Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Joe Schmidt this afternoon named his Ireland team for this weekend’s Six Nations clash with Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The head coach has made four changes to his starting line-up from the side that beat France in Paris.

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Jack McGrath replaces Cian Healy, Jack Conan takes CJ Stander’s spot at eight, Dan Leavy fills in for the injured Josh van der Flier, and finally Devin Toner come back into the starting line-up in place of James Ryan.

The uncapped Jordan Larmour is in line for his first cap as he his named in the replacements which also includes Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Andrew Porter, Quinn Roux, CJ Stander, Kieran Marmion and Joey Carbery.

Ireland Team vs Italy

Player/Club/Province/Caps

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 79
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 63
13. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 32
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 3
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 5
10. Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 69
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 60
1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 43
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (capt) 106
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 19
4. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 34
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 54
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 43
7. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 5
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 5

Replacements:

16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 57
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 74
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 3
19. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 3
20. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 19
21. Kieran Marmion (Galway Corinthians/Connacht) 18
22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 6
23. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)*

*Denotes uncapped player