Ireland make five changes in series decider against Australia 1 month ago

Ireland make five changes in series decider against Australia

Good enough to win in Oz?

Ireland take on Australia on Saturday morning in the third and final game of the summer series with both sides sharing a win between them in the first two games.

Ireland avenged an opening game defeat with a 26-21 win last weekend, and have named a strong team to try and clinch the series win at the weekend.

Sean Cronin comes in at hooker for his first start in the June tests while Jack Conan comes in the back row after Dan Leavy failed to recover from an injury he suffered in the second test.

Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson have all failed to recover from their respective issues, but Cian Healy has taken his place among the replacements.

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Their absence means Bundee Aki and Jacob Stockdale slip back into the team at inside centre and wing respectively.

15. Rob Kearney
14. Keith Earls
13. Robbie Henshaw
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray
1. Jack McGrath
2. Sean Cronin
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Devin Toner
5. James Ryan
6. CJ Stander
7. Peter O'Mahony
8. Jack Conan

Replacements

16. Niall Scannell
17. Cian Healy
18. John Ryan
19. Tadhg Beirne
20. Jordi Murphy
21. Kieran Marmion
22. Ross Byrne
23. Jordan Larmour