Picking the Ireland team to take on Italy in Dublin this weekend

Round 2.

Ireland continue their 2024 Six Nations campaign against Italy in Dublin this weekend as they look to make it two wins from two following their opening-round demolition of France in Marseille.

The men in green absolutely dismantled Les Blues as they ran in five tries to secure a huge bonus-point win that has put them top of the standings heading into this weekend.

There were some huge standout performances with the likes of youngsters Jack Crowley and Joe McCarthy really stepping up to the plate, alongside veterans like Bundee Aki and Tadhg Beirne.

But we do expect Farrell to shuffle his deck this weekend and we’ve gone ahead and picked the team we’d like to see face Italy.

Proposed Ireland Team vs Italy

15. Hugo Keenan
14. Calvin Nash
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Bundee Aki
11. James Lowe
10. Jack Crowley
9. Craig Casey

1. Andrew Porter
2. Dan Sheehan
3. Finlay Bealham
4. Joe McCarthy
5. Tadhg Beirne
6. Ryan Baird
7. Peter O’Mahony (c)
8. Caelan Doris

16. Ronan Kelleher
17. Cian Healy
18. Tadhg Furlong
19. James Ryan
20. Josh van der Flier
21. Ciaran Frawley
22. Jamison Gibson-Park
23. Robbie Henshaw

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