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Two Debutants Named In Ireland Starting XV To Face Barbarians

Two Debutants Named In Ireland Starting XV To Face Barbarians
By Gary Reilly Updated

Jamie Heaslip will captain Ireland tomorrow as Joe Schmidt's side line-out for the first time since the Six Nations win with a stern test against the Barbarians in Thomond Park.

The Baa Baas named a very strong team yesterday and Ireland have followed suit for what promises to be a very entertaining clash.

Leinster pair Colm O'Shea and Tadhg Furlong are the only uncapped members of the starting XV with a number of fringe members of Joe Schmidt's squad given a chance to impress from the start.

Ireland team to face Barbarians:

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
13. Colm O'Shea (Clontarf/Leinster)
12. Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)
11. Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)
10. Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
9. Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne Leinster)

1. Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster)
2. Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
5. Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster)
6. Robbie Diack (Malone/Ulster)
7. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) captain

The match kicks-off at 19:45 with tickets available online from Ticketmaster.ie and at usual outlets at Thomond Park.

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