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Joe Schmidt: Larmour and Conway’s ‘contagious’ enthusiasm will spur Ireland to victory


Joe Schmidt insists Jordan Larmour and Andrew Conway's "contagious" exuberance can spur Ireland back to their best in the crucial World Cup opener against Scotland. Leinster speed king Larmour faces the biggest challenge of his fledgling Test career when starting at full-back for Ireland's Pool A clash in Yokohama. Munster flyer Andrew Conway has slotted onto the wing, and his aerial prowess will doubtless boost Larmour as the 22-year-old prepares for just his seventh Test start. Head coach Schmidt has maintained that Rob Kearney and Keith Earls are fit after injury niggles, but Ireland opted not to risk either senior star.

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