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Ireland Name Strong Team To Play England On Saturday

Ireland Name Strong Team To Play England On Saturday

Ireland have named a strong starting team to play England at Twickenham in their second World Cup warm-up game.

Already this month, Ireland easily defeated Italy at the Aviva.

Saturday's game will see Joe Schmidt continue to survey his options at out-half with Ross Byrne starting the game and Jack Carty on the bench.

Jean Kleyn, the South African-born second row who won his first cap for Ireland in the game against Italy, will start alongside Iain Henderson.

The side will be captained by Rory Best.

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 90 caps
14. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 14 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 21 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 17 caps
11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 19 caps
10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 72 caps

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1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 89 caps
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 117 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 33 caps
4. Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 45 caps
5. Jean Kleyn (Munster) 1 cap
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 57 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 17 caps
8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 31 caps

REPLACEMENTS
16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 68 caps
17. Jack McGrath (St Marys College/Leinster) 55 caps
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps
19. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 65 caps
20. Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 6 caps
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 11 caps
22. Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 4 caps
23. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 13 caps

Saturday's game kicks off at 3pm. Former Ireland international Stephen Ferris was a guest on this week's epsiode of 'The Buildup,' where he detailed what he's looking out for in Ireland's performance this weekend. Listen to the interview below:

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