Ireland make four changes for Italy clash

Donn O'Sullivan


Donn O'Sullivan


Ireland make x changes for Italy clash

Jordan Larmour is named on the bench

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has made four changes to his side to face Italy on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium (2.15pm). The backline remains in full, however Jack McGrath, Devin Toner, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan all come into a shuffled pack. 

Munster's CJ Stander drops to the bench, while James Ryan misses out through injury, with Quinn Roux named on the bench. Leinster full back Jordan Larmour, pictured above, is named on the bench and if used, will make his full Ireland debut. 

Ireland team v Italy: (15-9) R Kearney; K Earls, R Henshaw, B Aki, J Stockdale; J Sexton, C Murray; (1-8) J McGrath, R Best (capt), T Furlong; I Henderson, D Toner; P O'Mahony, D Leavy, J Conan.

Replacements: (16-23) S Cronin, C Healy, A Porter, Q Roux, CJ Stander, K Marmion, J Carbery, J Larmour.