Ireland Team To Face Italy In Six Nations Announced

Ireland Team To Face Italy In Six Nations Announced
Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

8 Feb 2018

Joe Schmidt has announced his squad to face Italy in the Six Nations this Saturday.

The backs are unchanged from last weeks win against France.

There are four changes in the forwards - Dan Leavy comes in at openside flanker for the injured Josh van der Flier, Cian Healy makes way for Jack McGrath in the pack, Jack Conan replaces CJ Stander at no. 8, and Devin Toner comes into the second row in the place of James Ryan.

Jordan Larmour could earn his first senior international cap as he his named in the replacements.

Here's the team which will line out from the whistle against the Azzurri:

15. Rob Kearney

14. Keith Earls

13. Robbie Henshaw

12. Bundee Aki

11. Jacob Stockdale

10. Jonathan Sexton

9. Conor Murray

1. Jack McGrath

2. Rory Best

3. Tadhg Furlong

4. Iain Henderson

5. Devin Toner

6. Peter O'Mahony

7. Dan Leavy

8. Jack Conan