IN CASE you missed Ireland’s team announcement for the game against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium today, here it is
Andy Farrell has selected a strong side to face the world champions at 5.30pm.
Conor Murray starts at scrum half and with that will win his 100th cap for his country. He is joined by captain Johnny Sexton in the halfbacks.
Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune starts on the wing, Mack Hansen starts on the other side. Hugo Keenan starts at fullback.
Garry Ringrose and Stuart McCloskey. start in the middle for Ireland.
Robbie Henshaw wass selected intially, but pulled out of the team due a hamstring issue.
Leinster’s Jimmy O’ Brien takes McCloskey’s place on the bench.
Ireland’s most potent front row of Andrew Porter, Dan Sheehan, and Tadhg Furlong make up the front row
Tadhg Beirne and James Ryan start in the second row, while the back row consists of Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, and Caelan Doris.
The likes of Cian Healy, Rob Herring, James Ryan and Joey Carbery all start on the bench for Ireland
This will be the first time the sides have faced each other since 2017. Ireland came out on top with a score of 38-3 in that game.
However South Africa have since gone onto to win the World Cup, while Ireland have become the best ranked side in the world
You can watch the game live on Virgin Media and Amazon Prime).
IRELAND TEAM TO FACE SOUTH AFRICA (5.30PM)
Fullback: 15. Hugo Keenan
Winger: 14. Robert Baloucoune
Centers: 13. Gary Ringrose 12. Stuart McCloskey.
Winger: 11. Mack Hansen
Out half: 10. Johnny Sexton Scrumhalf: 9. Conor Murray
Front row: 1. Andrew Porter, 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Tadhg Furlong
Second row: 5. Tadhg Beirne 6. James Ryan
Backrow: 6. Peter O’Mahony, 7. Josh van der Flier, 8. Caelan Doris
Replacements: 16. Rob Herring, 17. Cian Healy, 18. Finlay Bealham, 19. Kieran Treadwell, 20. Jack Conan, 21. Jamison Gibson Park, 22. Joey Carbery, 23. Jimmy O'Brien
📋 Team Update.
Robbie Henshaw has been unfortunately ruled out of tomorrow’s game through injury.
Stuart McCloskey comes into the starting team, with Jimmy O’Brien named on the bench.#TeamOfUs | #IREvSA pic.twitter.com/jBGly6iAeo
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) November 4, 2022
SOUTH AFRICA TEAM TO PLAY IRELAND
Fullback: 15. Cheslin Kolbe
Winger: 14. Kurt-Lee Arendse
Centers: 13. Jesse Kriel 12. Damian De Allende
Winger: 11. Makazole Mapimpi
Out half: 10.Damian Willemse Scrumhalf: 9. Jaden Hendrikse
Front row: 1. Frans Malherbe; 2. Steven Kitshoff, 3. Malcolm Marx
Second row: 4, Eben Etzebeth, 5. Lood de Jager
Backrow: 6. Siya Kolisi (capt), 7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 8. Jasper Wiese.
Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Ox Nche, Vincent Koch, Franco Mostert, Deon Fourie, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux.
The man with the dancing feet is back - in a new position - when the #Springboks face @IrishRugby in Dublin on Saturday - team announcement: https://t.co/oPabqKxI1r 🕺#StrongerTogether #StrongerForever #IREVRSA pic.twitter.com/xso1ZtTJc1
— Springboks (@Springboks) November 1, 2022