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Robbie Henshaw Ruled Out As Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team For Argentina Clash

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 18/11/2017 Ireland vs Fiji Ireland Coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland face Argentina for the first time since their 2015 World Cup defeat on Saturday, eager to get one over on their old rivals.

The Pumas come to Dublin badly in need of a win. After 11 tests in 2017, they have managed to pick up only two wins, against Georgia and Italy. They come to Dublin to take on Joe Schmidt’s side who are in a rich vein of form, having won all of their last six games.

Following a nervy win over Fiji last week, the Kiwi head coach has recalled the big guns for Saturday’s clash.

The big news is that Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out with injury, with Bundee Aki partnering Chris Farrell in the midfield.

Elsewhere, Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton return at half-back, while Adam Byrne and Jacob Stockdale start on the wings, with Rob Kearney is at 15.

Cian Healy gets the nod ahead of Jack McGrath, while Iain Henderson and James Ryan partner at lock.

Ireland team to face Argentina:

Rob Kearney, Adam Byrne, Chris Farrell, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong, James Ryan, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien, CJ Stander.

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