Revealed: Expected Ireland Team For 2nd Test Versus South Africa


Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will be hoping to make it two from two this weekend.

CJ Stander’s one-week ban rules him out of this weekend’s clash with Iain Henderson expected to slot into the back-row to replace him. Henderson’s move should see Connacht man Ultan Dillane come in to replace him.

Ireland’s backline is expected to stay the same with the pack also seeing no changes bar the mention of the above due to Stander’s suspension.  Saturday’s Second Test takes place in Johannesburg from 4pm.


15. Jared Payne
14. Andrew Trimble
13. Robbie Henshaw
12. Luke Marshall
11. Keith Earls
10. Paddy Jackson
9. Conor Murray

1. Jack McGrath
2. Rory Best
3. Mike Ross
4. Devin Toner
5. Ultan Dillane
6. Iain Henderson
7. Jordi Murphy
8. Jamie Heaslip

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