Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Take On England


Joe Schmidt has named his side to take on England this Saturday in Twickenham.

Stuart McCloskey has been given his chance at at 12 with Jared Payne ruled out while Mike Ross and Cian Healy both come back into the side. Keith Earls has also recovered and takes his place on the wing.

Donnacha Ryan comes in for the injured Mike McCarthy with Ultan Dillane taking his spot on the bench. The other huge news is that Schmidt has also handed Josh Van Der Flier his debut at 7, with no sign of Tommy O’Donnell in the squad.

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