The Ireland coaching team have named the side to face Italy at the Olympic Stadium in London on Sunday.

Paul O’Connell captain’s the side and is joined in the second row by Iain Henderson. The backrow is made up of Jamie Heaslip at No.8, Sean O’Brien at open-side and Peter O’Mahony at blindside.

Mike Ross returns to the front row along with Rory Best and Jack McGrath.
 
Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton are paired at half-back with Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls in the centre. The back three is made up of Simon Zebo at fullback with Tommy Bowe and Dave Kearney filling the wing positions.
 
Among the replacements are Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Nathan White, Devin Toner, Chris Henry, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan and Luke Fitzgerald.

Ireland team v Italy, Sunday, 4th October, Olympic Stadium, Rugby World Cup 2015 (KO 4.45pm) 

15. Simon Zebo (Cork Con/Munster)
14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
13. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
11. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s/Leinster)

9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
1. Jack McGrath (St Mary’s/Leinster)
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)
3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
4. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
5. Paul O’Connell (Young Munster) CAPTAIN
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Con/Munster)
7. Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster)

Replacements

16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s/Leinster)
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)

18. Nathan White (Connacht)
19. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
20. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
21. Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)
23. Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster)