Ireland Team For 1st Test Against All Blacks


Ireland Head Coach Andy Farrell has today (Thursday) announced the Ireland side that will take to the field at Eden Park in Auckland in the first Test of the three Test Series against New Zealand. Tadhg Beirne returns from injury to make his first appearance since March with Keith Earls and Peter O’Mahony also starting. Joey Carbery and Conor Murray are named among the replacements. Johnny Sexton captains the side and is partnered at half-back by Jamison Gibson Park. Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose line out in the centre with James Lowe and Keith Earls on the wings with Hugo Keenan at fullback. Up front, Andrew Porter returns to the side having missed the final two games of this year’s Six Nations through injury.  He will pack down alongside Dan Sheehan and Tadhg Furlong with Tadhg Beirne and James Ryan at lock. Peter O’Mahony will fill the blindside flanker berth with Josh van der Flier at openside and Caelan Doris at No.8. The replacements are Dave Heffernan, Finlay Bealham, Cian Healy, Kieran Treadwell, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery and Bundee Aki. The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports and RTÉ Radio. Ireland Team To Face New Zealand 15 Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 20 caps 14 Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 96 caps 13 Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 42 caps 12 Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 57 caps 11 James Lowe (Leinster) 12 caps 10 Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 105 caps CAPTAIN 9 Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 17 caps 1 Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 43 caps 2 Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 7 caps 3 Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 57 caps 4 Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 30 caps 5 James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 43 caps 6 Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 84 caps 7 Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 40 caps 8 Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 17 caps Replacements 16 Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 6 caps 17 Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 23 caps 18 Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 116 caps 19 Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 5 caps 20 Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 27 caps 21 Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 96 caps 22 Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 32 caps 23 Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 37 caps Ireland 2022 Summer Tour Fixtures New Zealand v IRELAND Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 2nd July, 2022 (KO: 8.05am) New Zealand v IRELAND Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 9th July, 2022 (KO: 8.05am) Māori All Blacks v IRELAND SKY Stadium, Wellington, Tuesday 12th July, 2022 (KO: 8.05am) New Zealand v IRELAND SKY Stadium, Wellington, Saturday 16th July, 2022 (KO: 8.05am) The post Ireland Team For 1st Test Against All Blacks appeared first on Munster Rugby.