Ireland team to face England at Twickenham named
November 18, 2020 12:25 pm Conor Sharkey
James Ryan will be the 107th player to captain Ireland when he leads out the team against England at Twickenham on Saturday (KO 3pm), in the absence of Johnny Sexton.
Ryan is again partnered in the second row by Quinn Roux. They will pack down behind the unchanged all Leinster front row of Cian Healy, Rónan Kelleher, and Andrew Porter.
CJ Stander returns to the starting XV at blindside with Peter O’Mahony moving to 7 and Caelan Doris packing down at 8.
Jamison Gibson-Park retains the scrum-half jersey and will partner Ross Byrne who replaces the injured Sexton.
Hugo Keenan continues at fullback with James Lowe and Keith Earls on the wings.
In the centre Bundee Aki comes in for the injured Robbie Henshaw with Chris Farrell lining out at 13.
Ed Byrne and Will Connors are among the replacements for the Autumn Nations Cup game.
The match is live on RTÉ, Channel 4, and Amazon Prime (UK Only).
Ireland team v England
15. Hugo Keenan (UCD/Leinster) 3
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 85
13. Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 11
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 28
11. James Lowe (Leinster) 1
10. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 8
9. Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster) 3
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 101
2. Rónan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 4
3. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 29
4. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 13
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 29
6. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 43
7. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 70
8. Caelan Doris (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 5
16. Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 13
17. Ed Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 3
18. Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 12
19. Iain Henderson (Academy/Ulster) 55
20. Will Connors (UCD/Leinster) 3
21. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 84
22. Billy Burns (UIster) 1
23. Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 30