Three Ulstermen named in Ireland team to face Fiji at Aviva Stadium
Ulster's Stuart McCloskey and Rob Herring have both been named alongside Fivemiletown man Chris Farrell in the Ireland squad to face Fiji on Saturday.
McCloskey will earn his second cap while Herring is in line for his third appearance for Ireland. Chris Farrell, who plays for Munster, is set for his Ireland debut.
Rhys Ruddock reprises his summer tour role as captain and is joined in the backrow by Jordi Murphy and Jack Conan.
Ultan Dillane joins Devin Toner in the engine room with Jack McGrath, Herring and Andrew Porter in the front row.
Kieran Marmion partners Joey Carbery at half-back with McCloskey and Farrell partnered in the midfield. Andrew Conway is named at fullback with Darren Sweetnam and Dave Kearney on the wings.
The replacements for Saturday are James Tracy, Cian Healy, Tadhg Furlong, Kieran Treadwell, CJ Stander, Luke McGrath, Ian Keatley and Robbie Henshaw.
IRELAND team to play Fiji – Saturday 18th November 2017
15. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 4 caps
14. Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster) 1 cap
13. Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 0 caps
12. Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/UIster) 1 cap
11. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 16 caps
10. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 5 caps
9. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 17 caps
1. Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster) 41 caps
2. Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 2 caps
3. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
4. Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 10 caps
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 51 caps
6. Rhys Ruddock (c) (St Mary's College/Leinster) 17 caps
7. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 17 caps
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 4 caps
16. James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 4 caps
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 71 caps
18. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 17 caps
19. Kieran Treadwell (Ballymena/Ulster) 2 caps
20. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 16 caps
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 4 caps
22. Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster) 5 caps
23. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 30 caps
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