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22nd Aug 2019

Ireland name team to play England in warm-up match

Jack O'Toole

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named his team for the Rugby World Cup warm-up match against England this weekend.

Schmidt has recalled a host of first team regulars after naming an experimental side in the warm-up win over Italy earlier this month.

Leinster props Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong will pack down either side of captain Rory Best in the front-row while Iain Henderson will partner Jean Kleyn in the second row.

The first-choice back-row of Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier and CJ Stander will link up once again at the back of the scrum while Conor Murray will partner Ross Byrne in the halves.

Meanwhile in the centres Bundee Aki will partner Garry Ringrose in the midfield while Jacob Stockdale, Rob Kearney and Jordan Larmour will fill out the back three.

Ireland will play England at Twickenham followed by a double header against defending Six Nations champions Wales to round out their final World Cup warm-up games.

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