The Ireland team to take on Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday morning (11.05am Irish Time) has been announced.

Rob Kearney is named at fullback and is joined in the back three by Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls. Robbie Henshaw is paired with Bundee Aki in midfield. Joey Carbery and Conor Murray are Ireland’s starting half-backs.

In the absence through injury of Rory Best, Peter O’Mahony fills in as captain and is joined in the back-row by Jordi Murphy at openside and CJ Stander at number 8.

James Ryan and Iain Henderson fill the lock positions with Jack McGrath, Rob Herring and John Ryan making up the front row.

Six Leinster Rugby players are named among the replacements.


15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 83 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 67 caps
13. Robbie Henshaw(Buccaneers/Leinster) 33 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 7 caps
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 9 caps
10. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 10 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 64 caps
1. Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 47 caps
2. Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 3 caps
3. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 13 caps
4. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 38 caps
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 47 caps CAPTAIN
7. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 20 caps
8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 23 caps

16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 61 caps
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 78 caps
18. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 23 caps
19. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 5 caps
20. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 7 caps
21. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 21 caps
22. Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 73 caps
23. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 3 caps

Australia v Ireland – Fixtures

First Test: Saturday, 9th June, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 8.05pm local/11.05am Irish

Second Test: Saturday, 16th June, AAMI Park, Melbourne, KO 8.05pm local/11.05am Irish

Third Test: Saturday, 23rd June, Allianz Park, Sydney, KO 8.05pm local/11.05am Irish