Ireland names team to take on New Zealand

irelandJoe Schmidt has made several changes to the Ireland team to take on New Zealand this weekend.

The biggest news, however, is that Johnny Sexton is fit and starts at fly-half, teaming up with fellow Lion Conor Murray. Rob Kearney is also fit and is at fullback, while his brother Dave gets his first start on the wing. Gordon D’Arcy teams up with Brian O’Driscoll in the centre.

The pack is unchanged from the one that lost out so spectacularly to Australia last weekend.

Ireland team to play new Zealand:
R. Kearney, T Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, G D’Arcy, D Kearney, J Sexton, C Murray; C Healy, R Best, M Ross, P O’Connell (c), D Toner, P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, J Heaslip.

Replacements: S Cronin, J McGrath, D Fitzpatrick, K McLaughlin, M McCarthy, I Boss, I Madigan, L Fitzgerald.

One thought on “Ireland names team to take on New Zealand

  1. The inclusion of Dave Kearney is pivotal here.
    Could mean the difference between a narrow loss and a rout!..if we play well
    C’mon New Zealand ..every team has to have an off day.. meh

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