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Ireland make 12 changes to their team to face England

Ireland have made several changes to the side that defeated Italy on August 10 as the squad continues its build-up to the World Cup in Japan.

As predicted by RugbyPass, 12 changes have been made from the team that ran out in Dublin. Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose and Jean Kleyn are the three repeat picks to face England on Saturday at Twickenham while Ross Byrne has been included for his first start at out-half.    

Rory Best will captain the side and is joined in the front row by Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong. Iain Henderson and Kleyn lock down the second row with Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier and CJ Stander named in the back row.

Rob Kearney lines out at full-back with Larmour and Jacob Stockdale on the wings. Bundee Aki and Ringrose form the midfield partnership, with Byrne and Conor Murray named at half-back.

The replacements named form London are Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Devin Toner, Tadhg Beirne, Luke McGrath, Jack Carty and Andrew Conway.

IRELAND (v England, Saturday) 

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 90 caps

14. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 14 caps

13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 21 caps

12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 17 caps

11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 19 caps

10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps

9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 72 caps

1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 89 caps

2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 117 caps

3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 33 caps

4. Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 45 caps

5. Jean Kleyn (Munster) 1 cap

6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 57 caps

7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 17 caps

8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 31 caps

REPLACEMENTS

16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 68 caps

17. Jack McGrath (St Marys College/Leinster) 55 caps

18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps

19. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 65 caps

20. Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 6 caps

21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 11 caps

22. Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 4 caps

23. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 13 caps

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Ireland make 12 changes to their team to face England