Ireland have named their squad of 26 players who will travel to Chicago to face Conor O’Shea’s Italy on Saturday, November 3rd.
The squad includes two uncapped players – Leinster’s Ross Byrne and Ulster’s Will Addison, with the 26 man squad being whittled down to a matchday 23 at the end of the week.
Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 7
Tadhg Beirne (Munster) 2
Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 9
Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 62
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 26
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 22
Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 50
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 23
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 8
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 6
Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 19
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 11
Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 9
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 60
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 10
Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster)
Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 9
Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster)
Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 12
Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 7
John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 2
Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 6
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 6
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 14
Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 11
Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster) 2
Their opponents in Soldier Field, Italy have already named their starting fifteen for Saturday’s clash with Conor O’Shea’s men missing several regulars including captain Sergio Parisse.
They also name Irish-born Ian McKinley on the bench and the outhalf will likely get a run out against his native country, an opportunity he missed out on in the Six Nations tournament this year.
Italy: 15-Luca Sperandio, 14-Mattia Bellini, 13-Michele Campagnaro (captain), 12-Luca Morisi, 11-Giulio Bisegni, 10-Carlo Canna, 9-Tito Tebaldi, 8-Rento Giammarioli, 7-Bram Steyn, 6-Johan Meyer, 5-George Fabio Biagi, 4-Marco Fuser, 3-Tiziano Pasquali, 2-Luca Bigi, 1-Nicola Quaglio.
Replacements: 16-Oliviero Fabiani, 17-Cherif Traore, 18-Giosue Zilocchi, 19-Marco Lazzaroni, 20-Federico Ruzza, 21-Jimmy Tuivatti, 22-Guglielmo Palazzani, 23-Ian McKinley