Picking An Experimental Ireland Team For The Fiji Game
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Time to freshen things up.
Ireland take on South Africa, Fiji and old rivals Argentina next month in this year’s Autumn international series and Joe Schmidt has some big decisions to make.
You’d imagine the Ireland boss will probably go with an experienced outfit for the games agains the Boks and the Pumas, but the Fiji game in the middle gives him a huge opportunity to once again test out some fresh faces.
We saw Schmidt do this over the summer in the USA and Japan, but now it’s time to give these lads a run out at the Aviva. Here’s a team we reckon would be interesting to see.
Experimental Ireland team to take on Fiji
15. Tiernan O’Halloran
14. Andrew Conway
13. Bundee Aki
12. Rory Scannell
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Ian Keatley
9. Luke McGrath
1. Dave Kilcoyne
2. Niall Scannell/Sean Cronin
3. Andrew Porter
4. Tadhg Beirne
5. James Ryan
6. Rhys Ruddock (captain)
7. Josh van der Flier
8. Jack Conan
2017 GUINNESS Series Fixtures:
IRELAND vs South Africa, Aviva Stadium
Saturday, November 11, kick-off 5.30pm
IRELAND vs Fiji, Aviva Stadium
Saturday, November 18, kick-off 5.30pm
IRELAND vs Argentina, Aviva Stadium
Saturday, November 25, kick-off 5.30pm