Stockdale handed Ireland debut as Joe Schmidt names exciting side for USA test
Ulster wing Jacob Stockdale will win his first Irish cap in New Jersey this Saturday as Joe Schmidt looks to blood young players on the summer tour to America and Japan.
Ireland take on the US Eagles in the Red Bull Arena at 9pm Irish time, and Schmidt has named an interesting side that mixes youth and experience.
Stockdale forms a back three alongside Tiernan O'Halloran at fullback and Keith Earls on the opposite wing, while Garry Ringrose will partner Luke Marshall in midfield.
Joey Carbery gets the bod at ten, while Kieran Marmion will line out at scrum-half. Schmidt is able to call on the experienced Cian Healy at loosehead prop, with Niall Scannell and John Ryan completing the front row.
Quinn Roux and Devin Toner have been selected at lock while captain Rhys Ruddock is part of an all-Leinster back row with provincial colleagues Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan.
There are four uncapped players on the bench, with hooker Dave Heffernan, tighthead prop Andrew Porter, second row James Ryan and centre Rory Scannell in line to make their Ireland debuts along with Stockdale.
Here is the full 23-man squad:
15. Tiernan O'Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht) 3 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 59 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps
12. Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster) 9 caps
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) uncapped
10. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 3 caps
9. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 13 caps
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 67 caps
2. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 4 caps
3. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 6 caps
4. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 1 cap
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 47 caps
6. Rhys Ruddock (c) (St Mary's College/Leinster) 13 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 7 caps
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 1 cap
16. Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) uncapped
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 17 caps
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) uncapped
19. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) uncapped
20. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
22. Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) uncapped
23. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 33 caps