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Ireland Team To Play Australia On Saturday Named

Ireland Team To Play Australia On Saturday Named
By PJ Browne
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Joe Schmidt has named his side to play Australia on Saturday evening at the Aviva.

In total, he has made four changes to the starting XV which faced the All Blacks in Dublin last weekend.

After sustaining injuries during the weekend's loss, neither Johnny Sexton or Robbie Henshaw were available for selection. Their places in the starting lineup have been taken by Paddy Jackson and Garry Ringrose, respectively.


CJ Stander has recovered from the head injury which saw him depart Saturday's game after just 22 minutes.

Iain Henderson comes into the second row to replace Donnacha Ryan. Schmidt said this decision came down to Henderson being more fresh than Ryan. The Munster man started both games against the All Blacks and came off the bench against Canada.

The final change see Keith Earls replace Simon Zebo on the wing. Schmidt said that Zebo was still sore following Saturday's game and that, like with the Henderson over Ryan choice, Earls's freshness came into consideration. Zebo does feature among the replacements.

Ireland team to play Australia
15. Rob Kearney
14. Andrew Trimble
13. Jared Payne
12. Garry Ringrose
11. Keith Earls
10. Paddy Jackson
9. Conor Murray

1. Jack McGrath

2. Rory Best (captain)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Iain Henderson
5. Devin Toner
6. CJ Stander
7. Sean O’Brien
8. Jamie Heaslip

16. Sean Cronin 17. Cian Healy 18. Finlay Bealham 19. Ultan Dillane 20. Josh van der Flier 21. Kieran Marmion 22. Joey Carbery 23. Simon Zebo

The match kicks off at 5:30pm.

Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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