Quinn Roux the surprise as Schmidt names team for Soldier Field 1 year ago

Quinn Roux the surprise as Schmidt names team for Soldier Field

With the Rugby World Cup a year away, this year's November series is as important as any that has gone before it.

Joe Schmidt named a 38-man squad last week for the 4-game series, and news broke this week that he would be bringing 26 along to Chicago for this weekend's game against Italy.

Now the team has officially been announced for Ireland's test match this weekend.

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The one really surprise inclusion sees Connacht's Quinn Roux named in the second-row alongside Tadhg Beirne.

The other big talking point ahead of this weekend's game was who would get the nod at scrum half alongside Joey Carbery.

Joe Schmidt has opted for Leinster's Luke McGrath for this weekend's test, with Ulster's John Cooney having to settle for a place on the bench.

The team has been named, all roads lead to Chicago! Let's hope Ireland can get the series off to a strong start.