The Ireland coaching group have named the match day squad to take on Argentina in their quarter-final clash at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday

Jamie Heaslip assumes the captaincy and is joined in the backrow by Jordi Murphy and Chris Henry.  Devin Toner and Iain Henderson are paired in the second row with last week’s front row of Cian Healy, Mike Ross and Rory Best retained.

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton remain at half-back with Robbie Henshaw and Keith Earls lining out in midfield.  The back three is made up of Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe and Dave Kearney.

Among the replacements are Richard Strauss, Jack McGrath, Nathan White, Donnacha Ryan, Rhys Ruddock, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan and Luke Fitzgerald.

IRELAND team to play Argentina – Sunday 18th October, kick off 1pm

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
13. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
11. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s/Leinster)
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)

8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) captain
7. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
6. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
5. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)


16. Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
17. Jack McGrath (St Mary’s/Leinster)
18. Nathan White (Connacht)
19. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
20. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s/Leinster)
21. Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)
23. Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster)




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