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Holland, Ryan & O’Donoghue Set For Test Debuts

10th November 2016 By Munster Rugby

Holland, Ryan & O’Donoghue Set For Test Debuts

Munster trio Billy Holland, John Ryan and Jack O’Donoghue are in line to win their first Irish caps against Canada at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday, while Peter O’Mahony captains an Ireland side that also features Keith Earls, Dave Kilcoyne and Donnacha Ryan.

Second row Holland and number 8 O’Donoghue both make their debuts in a starting XV that also features captain O’Mahony and Earls. Returning from the knee injury that saw him miss the 2016 Six Nations and the Summer Tour to South Africa, O’Mahony makes his first appearances for Ireland since last year’s World Cup win over France.

Kilcoyne and Ryans – John and Donnacha – are included among the replacements.

IRELAND team and replacements (v Canada, Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Saturday 12th November, 2016, 7.15pm)

15. Tiernan O'Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht)
14. Craig Gilroy (Bangor/Ulster)
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)*
12. Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
10. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
9. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
2. Sean Cronin (St Mary's College/Leinster)
3. Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)
4. Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
5. Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
6. Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) captain
7. Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
8. Jack O'Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster)*

Replacements:

16. James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)*
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
18. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster)*

19. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
20. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster)*
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)*
22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster)
23. Niyi Adeolokun (Galwegians/Connacht) *

*denotes uncapped player

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