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.
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) August 21, 2019
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
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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