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Predicting The 31-Man Ireland Squad For The 2019 Rugby World Cup

Predicting The 31-Man Ireland Squad For The 2019 Rugby World Cup

The (disappointing) end of the Six Nations campaign ensures the next time we see Ireland in competitive action will be September's World Cup.

On this week's World in Union podcast, we caught up with former Connacht man and current coach with Hong Kong rugby union Brett Wilkinson and also picked the 31 Ireland squad for this year's tournament.

You can hear the lads discuss the squad from 18.50 here as well as try and predict some bolters who could force their way in.

Props:

Tadhg Furlong
Andrew Porter
Cian Healy
Dave Kilcoyne
John Ryan

Hookers:

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Rory Best [captain]
Sean Cronin
Niall Scannell

Second rows:

Iain Henderson
James Ryan
Devin Toner
Tadhg Beirne

Back rows:

Peter O’Mahony
Sean O’Brien
Dan Leavy
CJ Stander
Josh van Der Flier

Ireland world cup squad

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Scrum-halves:

Conor Murray
Kieran Marmion
John Cooney

Out-halves:

Johnny Sexton
Joey Carbery
Jack Carty

Centres:

Garry Ringrose
Bundee Aki
Robbie Henshaw

Back three:

Rob Kearney
Jacob Stockdale
Keith Earls
Jordan Larmour
Will Addison

Main debate: Dave Kilcoyne versus Jack McGrath, John Ryan versus Marty Moore, Sean Cronin versus Rob Herring, Josh van der Flier versus Jack Conan, John Cooney versus Luke McGrath, Jack Carty versus Ross Byrne, Will Addison versus Andrew Conway.

You can listen to the full podcast on all good podcast platforms by searching Balls.ie.

SEE ALSO: Pope Reveals Former Team-Mates Watched Ireland On A Scouting Mission

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