Full Munster Contingent To Face Japan
15th June 2017 By The Editor
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|
|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|