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Ireland team named: Experienced duo return to face All Blacks

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 8:26PM
Rob Kearney. (Photo / Photosport)
Rob Kearney. (Photo / Photosport)

Ireland team named: Experienced duo return to face All Blacks

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 8:26PM

Ireland have brought back an experienced duo to take on the All Blacks in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Saturday.

Rob Kearney and Peter O'Mahony both return to the Irish starting lineup, while Garry Ringrose replaces the suspended Bundee Aki in the only other change to the starting XV that played Samoa last week.

Ireland's starting lineup includes 12 players who started in their 16-9 win over the All Blacks in Dublin last year.

Ireland's team to play the All Blacks: 15. Rob Kearney, 14. Keith Earls, 13. Garry Ringrose, 12. Robbie Henshaw, 11. Jacob Stockdale, 10. Johnny Sexton, 9. Conor Murray, 8. CJ Stander, 7. Josh van der Flier, 6. Peter O'Mahony, 5. James Ryan, 4. Iain Henderson, 3. Tadhg Furlong, 2. Rory Best (captain), 1. Cian Healy.

Reserves: 16. Niall Scannell, 17. Dave Kilcoyne, 18. Andrew Porter, 19. Tadhg Beirne, 20. Rhys Ruddock, 21. Luke McGrath, 22. Joey Carbery, 23. Jordan Larmour

 

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