Ireland Team Named For Argentina Test

Ireland Team Named For Argentina Test

November 8, 2018 0 By Admin

Joe Schmidt decides to go with experience for the (always tricky) match V Argentina this weekend.

Unfortunately, a win will not gain Ireland any World ranking points because Argentina are ranked too far below Ireland. Although, an Ireland loss will make Ireland lose some points.  Argentina are always a tough side and their current ranking does not justify this. They are ranked low because their most recent opposition has been other top tier teams in the (New Zealand dominated) Rugby Championship – along with Australia and South Africa.

The in-form Tagdh Bierne is notably missing from the squad. Rob Kearney,  Garry Ringrose and Conor Murray are out injured. Rory Best returns as captain.

Team

15. Jordan Larmour (Leinster) 7 (Caps)
14. Keith Earls (Munster) 70
13. Robbie Henshaw (Leinster) 36
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht) 10
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ulster) 12
10. Jonathan Sexton (Leinster) 76 (vice-capt)
9. Kieran Marmion (Connacht) 22
1. Cian Healy (Leinster) 81
2. Rory Best (Ulster) 111 (capt)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster) 26
4. Iain Henderson (Ulster) 39
5. James Ryan (Leinster) 11
6. Peter O’Mahony (Munster) 50 (vice-capt)
7. Sean O’Brien (Leinster) 51
8. CJ Stander (Munster) 26

Replacements:

16. Sean Cronin (Leinster) 63
17. Jack McGrath (Leinster) 51
18. Andrew Porter (Leinster) 9
19. Devin Toner (Leinster) 61
20. Dan Leavy (Leinster) 10
21. Luke McGrath (Leinster) 7
22. Joey Carbery (Munster) 13
23. Andrew Conway (Munster) 8

Ireland Team Named For Argentina Test : Irish Rugby