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Johnny Sexton to captain Ireland against Russia


Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt announces his squad for Thursday's Rugby World Cup match against Russia. Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland for the first time with the team looking to bonce back from a shock defeat against host nation Japan. Schmidt has made 11 personnel changes from the Japan defeat to account for their hectic schedule, with Schmidt insisting Leinster centre Ringrose is itching to get back into action.

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