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Two Uncapped Players Included In Ireland Team To Play Italy

Two Uncapped Players Included In Ireland Team To Play Italy

The Ireland team to play Italy in this weekend's Six Nations game in Dublin has been named.

The game was initially due to be played earlier this year but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The starting team features two uncapped Leinster players with Will Connors at openside flanker and Hugo Keenan on the wing.

There are two more uncapped Leinster players on the bench with the inclusion of prop Ed Byrne and the now Irish-qualified Jamison Gibson-Park.

Ireland team to play Italy 2020 Six Nations

15. Jacob Stockdale
14. Andrew Conway
13. Garry Ringrose
12. Bundee Aki
11. Hugo Keenan
10. Jonathan Sexton (Captain)
9. Conor Murray
1. Cian Healy
2. Rob Herring
3. Andrew Porter
4. Tadhg Beirne
5. James Ryan
6. Caelan Doris
7. Will Connors
8. CJ Stander

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Replacements

16. Dave Heffernan
17. Ed Byrne
18. Finlay Bealham
19. Ultan Dillane
20. Peter O’Mahony
21. Jamison Gibson-Park
22. Ross Byrne
23. Robbie Henshaw

Kick-off at the Aviva Stadium is 3.30pm on Saturday 24th October and the game is being televised by Virgin.

Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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