Joe Schmidt has announced his starting Irish rugby team to play USA on Saturday night in New Jersey, start time is 10pm Irish time.
The match kicks off at 5pm local time (22:00 Irish time) and is being broadcast live on Eir sport. This should be an easy victory for a quality Ireland team that has Rhys Ruddock as captain.
He is joined in the backrow by Josh van der Flier at openside and Jack Conan at No.8. Quinn Roux and Devin Toner are paired in the second row with Cian Healy, Niall Scannell and John Ryan filling the front row positions.
Kieran Marmion and Joey Carbery are named at half-back with Luke Marshall and Garry Ringrose linking up in midfield. Keith Earls and Tiernan O’Halloran are joined in the back three by the uncapped Jacob Stockdale.
The replacements include Dave Kilcoyne, Dan Leavy, Luke McGrath and Simon Zebo as well as four uncapped players – Dave Heffernan, Andrew Porter, James Ryan and Rory Scannell.
The match kicks off at 17:00 local time (22:00 Irish time) and is being broadcast by Eir in ROI and Premier Sports in NI.
IRELAND v USA – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
|15.||Tiernan O’Halloran||(Buccaneers/Connacht)||3 caps|
|14.||Keith Earls||(Young Munster/Munster)||59 caps|
|13.||Garry Ringrose||(UCD/Leinster)||8 caps|
|12.||Luke Marshall||(Ballymena/Ulster)||9 caps|
|10.||Joey Carbery||(Clontarf/Leinster)||3 caps|
|9.||Kieran Marmion||(Corinthians/Connacht)||13 caps|
|1.||Cian Healy||(Clontarf/Leinster)||67 caps|
|2.||Niall Scannell||(Dolphin/Munster)||4 caps|
|3.||John Ryan||(Cork Constitution/Munster)||6 caps|
|4.||Quinn Roux||(Galwegians/Connacht)||1 cap|
|5.||Devin Toner||(Lansdowne/Leinster)||47 caps|
|6.||Rhys Ruddock (c)||(St Mary’s College/Leinster)||13 caps|
|7.||Josh van der Flier||(UCD/Leinster)||7 caps|
|8.||Jack Conan||(Old Belvedere/Leinster)||1 cap|
|17.||Dave Kilcoyne||(UL Bohemians/Munster)||17 caps|
|20.||Dan Leavy||(UCD/Leinster)||2 caps|
|21.||Luke McGrath||(UCD/Leinster)||2 caps|
|23.||Simon Zebo||(Cork Constitution/Munster)||33 caps|