Ireland Team Named For World Cup Warm-Up Clash With Italy In Dublin

The road to Japan.

Head coach Joe Schmidt and his coaching ticket have named the Ireland team for this weekend’s World Cup warm-up clash with Italy at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Two uncapped players look set to make their debuts with Jean Kleyn named in the starting line-up and Mike Haley on the bench, while Tommy O’Donnell makes his long awaited return in green at openside.

Elsewhere it’s an experimental line-up with a number of fringe players given a chance to shine and book their place on the plane to Japan.

Ireland team vs Italy

1. Jack McGrath
2. Rob Herring
3. Andrew Porter
4. Devin Toner
5. Jean Kleyn
6. Rhys Ruddock (c)
7. Tommy O’Donnell
8. Jordi Murphy

9. Luke McGrath
10. Joey Carbery
11. Dave Kearney
12. Chris Farrell
13. Garry Ringrose
14. Andrew Conway
15. Jordan Larmour

Replacements:
16. Niall Scannell
17. Cian Healy
18. John Ryan
19. Iain Henderson
20. Tadhg Beirne
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Jack Carty
23. Mike Haley