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Ireland Squad Named For Clash With Italy in Chicago

Joe Schmidt and Ireland

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.

Joe Schmidt and Ireland


Forwards (15):
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

Backs (11):
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


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