Thirteen Leinster players in Irish squad for New Zealand test
November 11, 2021 3:16 pm Site Editor
Johnny Sexton will once again captain the Irish team as they take on New Zealand at Aviva Stadium on Saturday. (KO 3:15pm)
The Leinster out-half takes on the All-Blacks for the 14th time in his 101st Ireland cap.
He is joined at half back by Jamison Gibson Park who is taking on New Zealand for the very first time.
Leinster’s Gary Ringrose will once again be joined in midfield by Bundee Aki.
The back three is also unchanged with James Lowe and Andrew Conway on the wings, with Hugo Keenan at full back.
There is one change to the pack with Iain Henderson coming in to replace Tadhg Beirne in the second row. He will start alongside James Ryan.
There is no change to the front row of Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher and Tadhg Furlong. It is also a Leinster back row with Caelan Doris, Josh Van Der Flier and Jack Conan keeping their spots.
Cian Healy will look to make his 111th appearance from the bench.
Ireland team to play New Zealand:
15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 14 caps
14. Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 26 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 35 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 32 caps
11. James Lowe (Leinster) 7 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 100 caps CAPTAIN
9. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 11 caps
1. Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 38 caps
2. Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 14 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 50 caps
4. Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 64 caps
5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 38 caps
6. Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 10 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 33 caps
8. Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 21 caps
16. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 22 caps
17. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 110 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 17 caps
19. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 23 caps
20. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 77 caps
21. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 90 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 25 caps
23. Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 94 caps