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Full Munster Contingent To Face Japan

15th June 2017 By The Editor

Full Munster Contingent To Face Japan

All eight Munster representatives on the Summer Tour to the USA and Japan. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt calls on the services of eight Munster players for Saturday morning’s clash with Japan in Shizuoka, kick-off 6am (Irish).

Following their respective debuts against England and the USA, Andrew Conway and Rory Scannell make their first starts in a green jersey with Simon Zebo and Keith Earls also named in the Irish backline.

Up front, Niall Scannell and John Ryan are named in the front row.

A debutant against Canada in November, Jack O’Donoghue will hope to win his second cap off the bench where he is joined by Dave Kilcoyne.

Last weekend’s win in New Jersey saw the Scannell duo create history, becoming the first Munster brothers to wear Irish jerseys together on the test arena in the professional era.

IRELAND v Japan – Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan

15. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 34 caps
14. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 1 cap
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 9 caps
12. Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 1 cap
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 60 caps
10. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 23 caps
9. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 68 caps
2. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 5 caps
3. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 7 caps
4. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 2 caps
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 48 caps
6. Rhys Ruddock (c) (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 14 caps
7. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 2 cap
16. James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 18 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 6 caps
19. Kieran Treadwell (Ballymena/Ulster) uncapped
20. Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 1 cap
21. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 14 caps
22. Rory O’Loughlin (Old Belvedere/Leinster) uncapped
23. Tiernan O’Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht) 4 caps

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