Joe Schmidt Set To Make A Number Of Changes For All Blacks Test


Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is set to make a number of changes for this weekend’s Test with the All Blacks when he names his team at around lunchtime tomorrow.

Rob Kearney has trained well this week and looks set to come straight back into the starting line-up in place of youngster Jordan Larmour. Garry Ringrose also looks set for a recall after recovering from a problem picked up against Italy.

Elsewhere in the pack Dan Leavy will be the man to replace Sean O’Brien at openside, while Devin Toner looks set to be promoted from the bench as Ireland look to combat New Zealand’s lineout.

Predicted Ireland Starting XV vs All Blacks.

15. Rob Kearney
14. Keith Earls
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Kierna Marmion

1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (c)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Devin Toner
5. James Ryan
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Dan Leavy
8. CJ Stander

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