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Earls Starts Against Japan

26th September 2019 By The Editor

Keith Earls training in Ireland camp.

Keith Earls training in Ireland camp. INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Eight Munster players have been named in Ireland’s squad for their second pool game of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday against Japan (8.15am Irish time).

Keith Earls and Joey Carbery are named in their first match-day squad of the campaign, with Earls starting and Carbery included in the replacements.  After overcoming an ankle injury the young playmaker is in line for his World Cup debut.

Winger Earls is joined by Chris Farrell in midfield as the centre makes his first World Cup start this weekend after an impressive showing off the bench against Scotland.

Conor Murray retains his place at 9, as do Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander in the back row.

Ireland Team & Replacements (v Japan, Pool A RWC19, Ecopa Stadium, Saturday September 28, 5.15pm JST/8.15am Irish time)

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 92 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 78 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 25 caps
12. Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 8 caps
11. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 22 caps
10. Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 8 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 75 caps

1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 92 caps
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 121 caps CAPTAIN
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 37 caps
4. Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 49 caps
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 20 caps
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 60 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 20 caps
8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 34 caps


16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 70 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 32 caps
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps
19. Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 9 caps
20. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 23 caps
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 19 caps
23. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 17 caps

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