Ireland have named their team to face Italy in Chicago on Saturday.
Ireland are captained by Rhys Ruddock, a role he has undertaken before for his national team and for Leinster. He wore the armband for the duration of Ireland’s 2017 Summer Tour of the USA and Japan. He is joined in the backrow by Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan.
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Addison only joined Ulster from Gallagher Premiership side Sale in the summer as he sought international honours. Byrne meanwhile was an unused tourist in June as Ireland claimed a 2-1 series success over Australia.
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Tadhg Beirne, another who moved back to Ireland after a stint with the Scarlets, is in the second row alongside Connacht’s Quinn Roux.
IRELAND Match Day Squad v Italy:
15. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 6
14. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 7
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 14
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 9
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 11
10. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 12
9. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 6
1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 50
2. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 9
3. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 8
4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster) 2
5. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 6
6. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 19 captain
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 10
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 9
16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 62
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 22
18. Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 7
19. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 60
20. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 23
21. John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 2
22. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) *
23. Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) *
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