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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Play Italy In Chicago

Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Play Italy In Chicago

Joe Schmidt has named the Ireland team to play Italy in Chicago. The two sides will face off at Solider Field at 8pm (Irish time) on Saturday.

The game will see Joey Carbery make his fourth start for Ireland and win his 13th cap overall. It comes two years after the 23-year-old made his Ireland debut against New Zealand at the same venue as this weekend's match.

Carbery's partner in the half-backs will be former Leinster teammate, Luke McGrath.

The team will be captained by Rhys Ruddock.

Ireland team to play Italy

1.Jack Mcgrath
2. Niall Scannell
3. Andrew Porter
4. Tadhg Beirne
5. Quinn Roux
6. Rhys Ruddock
7. Josh Van Der Flier
8. Jack Conan
9. Luke McGrath
10. Joey Carbery
11. Jacob Stockdale
12. Bundee Aki
13. Garry Ringrose
14. Andrew Conway
15. Jordan Larmour

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The game will be broadcast by eir Sport with coverage starting at 7:30pm on eir Sport 2. The game will also be available on eir Sport's YouTube channel and their Facebook page.

Ireland's other November international fixtures are against Argentina (November 10th), New Zealand (November 17th) and USA (November 24th).

Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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