Ireland Team To Play Italy Announced

Ireland Team To Play Italy Announced
By PJ Browne
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Joe Schmidt has announced his Ireland team to play Italy on Saturday.

Somewhat surprisingly, unless you've been listening to Gerry Thornley this week, Ian Keatley has been named at out half ahead of Ian Madigan.

Sean O'Brien starts at openside, while Jordi Murphy is at number eight. Jamie Heaslip trained fully today but is being held back as a precaution.


Here's the team in case you don't know their Twitter handles by heart.

1. Jack McGrath
2. Rory Best
3. Mike Ross
4. Devin Toner
5. Paul O'Connell
6. Peter O'Mahony
7. Sean O'Brien
8. Jordi Murphy
9. Conor Murray
10. Ian Keatley
11. Simon Zebo
12. Robbie Henshaw
13. Jared Payne
14. Tommy Bowe
15. Rob Kearney


Sean Cronin, James Cronin, Marty Moore, Iain Henderson, Tommy O'Donnell, Isaac Boss, Ian Madigan, Felix Jones.


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