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Henshaw ruled out as Ireland name squad for Argentina clash

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Robbie Henshaw (Getty Images)

Robbie Henshaw is the biggest omission from Ireland’s matchday squad against Argentina after picking up an injury as Joe Schmit announced his team this afternoon.

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Henshaw who picked up a ‘slight hamstring strain’ this week will be replaced in the centre by Munster’s Chris Farrell following his debut against Fiji last weekend, while Adam Byrne gets his international debut on the right wing.

 

Henshaw’s absence means 12 of the team that started the commanding win over South Africa earlier this month have been recalled including Rory Best who captains the side.

James Ryan also finds himself with his first international start partnering Ian Henderson in the second row with Devin Toner on the bench.

With Byrne’s inclusion, Andrew Conway finds himself on replacements duty while on the left wing Jakob Stockdale retains his place.

Ireland (v Argentina)
15. Rob Kearney
14. Adam Byrne
13. Chris Farrell
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Jonathan Sexton
9. Conor Murray
1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best (Captain)
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Iain Henderson
5. Devin Toner
6. Peter O’Mahony
7. Sean O’Brien
8. CJ Stander
Replacements:
16. James Tracy
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. John Ryan
19. Devin Toner
20. Rhys Ruddock
21. Luke McGrath
22. Ian Keatley
23. Andrew Conway

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