Kieran Marmion and Bundee Aki have retained their places in the Ireland starting XV for Saturday’s huge November International against New Zealand.
 
The Connacht pair both produced impressive try-scoring performances in last week’s win over Argentina, and Joe Schmidt has kept faith with the scrum-half and centre as a result.
 
It will be Marmion’s 24th Irish appearance and Aki’s 12th in 12 months.
 
Joe Schmidt has made four changes in all from last weekend’s game, with Aki getting a new centre partner in Garry Ringrose who has returned from injury. Elsewhere flanker Dan Leavy replaces the injured Sean O’Brien, Devin Toner comes in for Iain Henderson, and Rob Kearney starts ahead of Jordan Larmour at full-back.
 
Connacht Rugby have two tickets to give away for the eagerly anticipated game, and you can enter for the draw by clicking HERE.
 
IRELAND Team & Replacements (v New Zealand, 2018 GUINNESS Series Test Match, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, November 17, kick-off 7.00pm):
 
15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 86
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 71
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 15
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 11
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 13
10. Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 77 (vc)
9. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 23
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 82
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 112 (c)
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 27
4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 62
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 12
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 51 (vc)
7. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 11
8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 27
 
Replacements
16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 64
17. Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 52
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 10
19. Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 40
20. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 11
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 8
22. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 14
23. Jordan Larmour (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 8

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