Ireland team named for second Test against Australia
June 14, 2018 / 9:58 am / Conor Sharkey
Johnny Sexton, Garry Ringrose, Cian Healy, Devin Toner, Tadhg Furlong and Dan Leavy all come in to start for Ireland in Saturday’s second Test against Australia in Melbourne.
Sexton, who came on in the second half of the first Test, is selected in a half-back pairing with Conor Murray
Ringrose comes in at outside-centre, with Robbie Henshaw moving to 12. Rob Kearney is once again named at full-back.
Cian Healy is set to win his 80th Ireland cap in a new-look front row with Leinster Rugby teammate Tadhg Furlong and Munster’s Niall Scannell.
James Ryan has been retained in the second row from last Saturday’s defeat in Brisbane and will be partnered by Toner.
Leavy is named in the back row alongside Munster’s Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander.
15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 84 caps
14. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 6 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 13 caps
12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 34 caps
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 68 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 74 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 65 caps
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 79 caps
2. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 7 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 24 caps
4. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 9 caps
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 58 caps
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 48 caps
7. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 9 caps
8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 24 caps
16. Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 4 caps
17. Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 48 caps
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 7 caps
19. Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets)*
20. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 21 caps
21. John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 1 cap
22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 11 caps
23. Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 4 caps
*Denotes uncapped player