4 Munster Men In Ireland Team For All Blacks
15th November 2018 By The Editor
The Ireland team to play New Zealand in Saturday’s Guinness Series test match at Aviva Stadium has been named (7pm kick-off).
Munster’s Peter O’Mahony, CJ Stander and Keith Earls all start with Joey Carbery among the replacements.
Rob Kearney returns to the starting XV at full-back with Keith Earls and Jacob Stockdale named on the wings.
Garry Ringrose renews his partnership with Bundee Aki from the game against Italy in Chicago. Jonathan Sexton is partnered by Kieran Marmion.
Up front, captain Rory Best packs down with Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong. Devin Toner starts in the second row with James Ryan.
Dan Leavy is named at openside with Peter O’Mahony on the opposite flank and CJ Stander at 8.
The replacement forwards are Sean Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Ian Henderson and Josh van der Flier. The replacement backs are Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery and Jordan Larmour.
Ireland Team To Face New Zealand
15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 86
14 Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 71
13 Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 15
12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 11
11 Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 13
10 Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 77 (vc)
9 Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 23
1 Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 82
2 Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 112 (c)
3 Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 27
4 Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 62
5 James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 12
6 Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 51 (vc)
7 Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 11
8 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 27
16 Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 64
17 Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 52
18 Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 10
19 Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 40
20 Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 11
21 Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 8
22 Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 14
23 Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 8
Tickets – Final Three Home Games Of 2018
Friday, November 30
Guinness PRO14: Munster v Edinburgh, Irish Independent Park, 7.35pm; Buy Tickets
Sunday, December 9
Champions Cup: Munster v Castres Olympique, Thomond Park, 1pm; Buy Tickets
Saturday, December 29
Guinness PRO14: Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 5.15pm; Buy Tickets