THE Ireland Coaching Team have named the match day squad for the rescheduled 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championships fixtures against Italy which will take place at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 24th October.
Captain Johnny Sexton is joined in the half backs by Conor Murray with Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose paired in the midfield.
Jacob Stockdale is named at fullback with Andrew Conway and the uncapped Hugo Keenan on the wings.
Upfront Cian Healy, Rob Herring and Andrew Porter make up the front row whileJames Ryan and Tadgh Beirne fill the second row berths.
In the back row Caelan Doris is named at blindside, Will Connors makes his debut at openside CJ Stander at No.8.
The replacements are Dave Heffernan, Ed Byrne, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Peter O’Mahony, Jamison Gibson Park, Ross Byrne and Robbie Henshaw.
15. Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan) 28 caps14. Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 21 caps13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 29 caps12. Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 26 caps11. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) uncapped10. Jonathan Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 91 caps CAPTAIN9. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 81 caps1. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 98 caps2. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 11 caps3. Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 26 caps4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 13 caps5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 26 caps6. Caelan Doris (Leinster/UCD) 2 caps7. Will Connors (Leinster/UCD) uncapped8. CJ Stander (Munster/Shannon) 41 caps
16. Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 1 cap17. Ed Byrne (Leinster/UCD) uncapped18. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Corinthians) 9 caps19. Ultan Dillane (Connacht/Corinthians) 15 caps20. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 67 caps21. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) uncapped22. Ross Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 6 caps23. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 43 caps