Baloucoune, Henderson and O’Toole named in the Ireland squad to face Argentina

Baloucoune, Henderson and O’Toole named in the Ireland squad to face Argentina

18 days ago

Players

The Ireland coaching team have named the Ireland matchday squad to play Argentina on Sunday afternoon in their final game of the Autumn Nations Series.

James Ryan assumes the captaincy in the absence of Johnny Sexton and is partnered in the second row by Iain Henderson. The front row of Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher, and Tadgh Furlong is retained as is the backrow of Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, and Jack Conan.

A new half-back pairing of Conor Murray and Joey Carbery is introduced and Robbie Henshaw makes his season debut at inside centre partnering Garry Ringrose in the midfield.

Hugo Keenan gets another opportunity to impress in the No.15 jersey with James Lowe starting his third consecutive game for Ireland. Robert Baloucoune who made his Ireland debut against the USA in July scoring a scintillating try gets his second start.

The replacements for Saturday’s game are Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Tom O’Toole, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, Craig Casey, Harry Byrne, and Keith Earls.

Ireland team to play Argentina – Sunday 21st November 2021, Aviva Stadium KO 2.15 pm

15 Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 15 caps

14 Robert Baloucoune (Ulster/Enniskillen) 1 cap

13 Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 35 caps

12 Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 52 caps

11 James Lowe (Leinster) 8 caps

10 Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 26 caps

9 Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 91 caps

1 Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 39 caps

2 Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 15 caps

3 Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 51 caps

4 Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 65 caps

5 James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 39 caps CAPTAIN

6 Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 11 caps

7 Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 34 caps

8 Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 22 caps

Replacements 

16 Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 1 cap

17 Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 111 caps

18 Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 1 cap

19 Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 24 caps

20 Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 78 caps

21 Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 3 caps

22 Harry Byrne (Leinster/Lansdowne) 1 cap

23 Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 95 caps

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