Ireland team to face USA announced
November 22, 2018 2:46 pm Ryan Corry
Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named his side to face USA in the last of the November internationals on Saturday (KO 6.30pm), making 14 changes from last weekend’s starting XV.
Garry Ringrose is the sole survivor from that line-up, retaining his place at outside centre forming a new partnership with Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey.
There will be six other Leinster players involved on the day, with four of that number starting on the bench.
Rhys Ruddock captains the side, as was the case in Chicago against Italy, and will be joined in the back row by Jack Conan.
Cian Healy, Josh van der Flier and Luke McGrath who all featured in last Saturday’s win over New Zealand will be on the bench alongside Ross Byrne, hoping to get his second cap.
15. Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) 2
14. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 8
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 16
12. Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster) 2
11. Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster) 2
10. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 15
9. John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 3
1. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 23
2. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 10
3. Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 8
4. Tadhg Beirne (Munster) 3
5. Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 41
6. Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 20 CAPTAIN
7. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 25
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 10
16. Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 83
18. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 15
19. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 7
20. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 12
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 9
22. Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 1
23. Sam Arnold (Garryowen/Munster) 0