Thursday 24 May 2018

No changes to Irish rugby team for clash with Italians on Saturday

Ireland coach Declan Kidney. Photo: Sportsfile
Ireland coach Declan Kidney. Photo: Sportsfile reporters

IRELAND coach Declan Kidney has made no changes to the Irish team to play Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Ireland will play four games in a row over the next four weeks and the re-arranged France game is scheduled to take place on March 4.

Keith Earls is again named at outside-centre with Fergus McFadden on the bench in the only change from Ireland's opening day defeat to Wales.

15 Rob Kearney 14 Tommy Bowe 13 Keith Earls 12 Gordon D'Arcy 11 Andrew Trimble 10 Jonathan Sexton 9 Conor Murray 1 Cian Healy 2 Rory Best 3 Mike Ross 4 Donncha O'Callaghan 5 Paul O'Connell 6 Stephen Ferris 7 Sean O'Brien 8 Jamie Heaslip

Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin 17 Tom Court 18 Donnacha Ryan 19 Peter O'Mahony 20 Eoin Reddan 21 Ronan O'Gara 22 Fergus McFadden

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