Ireland Team Named For World Cup Warm-Up Clash With England

Road to Japan.

The Ireland coaching group have made several changes to the side that faced Italy two weeks ago as the squad continues its build up to the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Rory Best will captain the side to play England at Twickenham on Saturday and is joined in the front row by Cian Healy and Tadgh Furlong. Iain Henderson and Jean Kleyn lock down the second row with Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier and CJ Stander named in the backrow.

Rob Kearney lines out at fullback with Jordan Larmour and Jacob Stockdale on the wings. Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose are the midfield partnership with Ross Byrne and Conor Murray named at half-back.

IRELAND Squad v England

15. Rob Kearney
14. Jordan Larmour
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Ross Byrne
9. Conor Murray

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Iain Henderson
5. Jean Kleyn
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Josh van der Flier
8. CJ Stander

REPLACEMENTS:
16. Sean Cronin
17. Jack McGrath
18. Andrew Porter
19. Devin Toner
20. Tadhg Beirne
21. Luke McGrath
22. Jack Carty
23. Andrew Conway