Ireland team announced for final Test against Australia
June 21, 2018 9:24 am Conor Sharkey
The Ireland squad to face Australia in the Series decider at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday has been announced.
Jack Conan starts in the back row at number 8, while Peter O’Mahony will captain the team from the openside flank, with CJ Stander at blindside.
James Ryan and Devin Toner continue in the second row with Jack McGrath, Sean Cronin and Tadhg Furlong in the front row.
Rob Kearney is joined in the backfield by Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls. Robbie Henshaw reverts to outside centre with Bundee Aki lining out in the number 12 jersey. Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton fill the halfback spots.
Ross Byrne could make his senior international debut should he be called on from the bench during the game.
The final game of the series will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and RTÉ 2FM.
15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 85 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 69 caps
13. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 35 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 8 caps
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 10 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 75 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 66 caps
1. Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 49 caps
2. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 62 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 25 caps
4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 59 caps
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 10 caps
6. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 25 caps
7. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 49 caps CAPTAIN
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 8 caps
16. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 8 caps
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 80 caps
18. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 14 caps
19. Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets) 1 cap
20. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 22 caps
21. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 22 caps
22. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster)*
23. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 5 caps
*Denotes uncapped player