Plenty Of Changes As Ireland Team Named For Six Nations Clash With Italy

The Italian Job.

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named his team for this weekend’s Six Nations Round 3 clash with Italy in Rome.

And as expected the Ireland boss has made a number of changes from the team that defeat Scotland at Murrayfield almost a fortnight ago in Round 2.

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In the pack Dave Kilcoyne and Seán Cronin come into the front-row alongside Tadhg Furlong. Quinn Roux continues in the second-row with Connacht teammate Ultan Dillane coming in to partner him.

Elsewhere Peter O’Mahony captains the side in Rory Best’s absence, with Niall Scannell, Andrew Conway, Iain Henderson and Jack Carty all making the matchday squad.

Ireland team to take on Italy.

15. Rob Kearney
14. Keith Earls
13. Chris Farrell
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray

1. David Kilcoyne
2. Seán Cronin
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Ultan Dillane
5. Quinn Roux
6. Peter O’Mahony (capt)
7. Seán O’Brien
8. Jordi Murphy.

Replacements: Niall Scannell, Jack McGrath, John Ryan, Iain Henderson, Josh van der Flier, John Cooney, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway.