The Eire teaching staff have named the Match Day 23 to tackle reigning world champions South Africa within the opening fixture of the Financial institution of Eire Nations Collection at Aviva Stadium on Saturday (Kick-off 5.30pm, stay on Virgin Media and Amazon Prime).
Conor Murray is about to earn his a hundredth cap for Eire and is one in every of simply 5 gamers within the beginning staff that began the final recreation between the 2 sides in 2017. Tadhg Furlong, Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Johnny Sexton had been the opposite gamers to start out towards the Springbok 5 years in the past.
Cian Healy, who is known as on the bench for Saturday’s recreation, additionally began the 2017 recreation whereas Rob Herring, James Ryan and Joey Carbery had been among the many replacements that day.
Tadhg Beirne and Jack Conan have by no means performed for Eire towards South Africa however featured towards the Springboks for the British and Irish Lions within the 2021 Check Collection. Furlong, Henshaw and Murray additionally performed in that Check Collection.
Finlay Bealham has expertise of enjoying the Boks as he was a substitute within the second Check towards South Africa in Johannesburg on the 2016 Tour.
Whereas Robert Baloucoune, Caelan Doris, Jamison Gibson Park, Mack Hansen, Hugo Keenan, Stuart McCloskey, Andrew Porter, Garry Ringrose, Dan Sheehan, Kieran Treadwell and Josh van der Flier have by no means confronted South Africa at senior stage.
Baloucoune missed the Summer season Tour of New Zealand by damage however began towards each the Griquas and the Cheetahs for Rising Eire final month.
Eire captain Sexton will make his 109th look for Eire this Saturday, turning into the nation’s fifth most capped participant of all time pushing present Forwards Coach Paul O’Connell into sixth place.
Nathan Doak, Tom Stewart and Stewart Moore have now joined the prolonged squad.
IRELAND v South Africa:
15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 23 caps
14. Robert Baloucoune (Ulster/Enniskillen) 2 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 44 caps
12.Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 60 caps
11. Mack Hansen (Connacht) 6 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s Faculty) 108 caps CAPTAIN
9. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 99 caps
1. Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 46 caps
2. Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 10 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 60 caps
4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 33 caps
5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 46 caps
6. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Structure) 87 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 43 caps
8. Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s Faculty) 20 caps
16. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 28 caps
17. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 118 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 25 caps
19. Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 8 caps
20. Jack Conan (Leinster/Previous Belvedere) 30 caps
21. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 20 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 35 caps
23. Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 6 caps.
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