Four changes for Ireland

10 February, 2018, 04:42 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Jordan Larmour

Joe Schmidt will put his side through their paces on the eve of their Six Nations clash against Italy.

He takes over from 31-year-old Leinster team-mate Fergus McFadden as Schmidt shakes up his pack and replacements in a bid to break Ireland's try duck in the Championship after their 15-13 win over France in Paris last Saturday.

"I expect Jordan to provide what he's been providing in the provincial matches so far, that raw acceleration and the ability to beat players", Schmidt said.

"It's a good situation that he could potentially slot in around experienced players".

"He has an expectation that he'll look after himself and look after what he needs to do and bring those exciting elements I talked about to the game". "Some of the selections came down to mileage", Schmidt said. That's what you're always balancing. We want to get out there and score tries and a year ago the number of tries was fantastic.


He has made four changes to his side, with Dan Leavy and Jack Conan starting in the back-row, Devin Toner replacing James Ryan in the second-row and Jack McGrath coming in for Cian Healy at loosehead.

Andrew Porter may get his first taste of Six Nations action too, off the bench, despite the strong replacement showing of Munster's John Ryan last weekend.

Conan gets his chance at number eight - he has scored four tries in his five caps - as Stander starts on the bench, following his huge physical contribution in last weekend's victory.

"I think CJ Stander had 42 clean outs and 23 carries in the game in Paris".

"And it's also that opportunity to try to keep a freshness".

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