Three Munster players, Ian Dowling, Niall Ronan and Denis Hurley are set to win their first senior international caps when Ireland take on Canada in Vancouver's Thunderbird Stadium next Saturday (10pm).
are included in a starting XV that also includes Barry Murphy, Peter Stringer, Tony Buckley, Mick O'Driscoll
and Denis Leamy
while full-back Hurley
is named on a bench that includes another Munsterman, Donncha Ryan.
Ireland: G Duffy; B Murphy, D Cave, I Whitten, I Dowling; I Keatley, P Stringer; T Court, R Best capt, T Buckley; B Casey, M O'Driscoll; J Muldoon, N Ronan, D Leamy. Replacements:S Cronin, M Ross, R Caldwell, D Ryan, E Reddan, N O'Connor, D Hurley.