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Autumn Nations Cup

Farrell rings the changes for Wales clash

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The Ireland team to play Wales in the opening game of the Guinness Series in the Autumn Nations Cup

The Ireland Coaching Team have named their squad for their first Guinness Series game of the Autumn Nations Cup as they welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium on Friday night. There are two uncapped players in the match day 23.

James Lowe will make his Ireland debut in an exciting back three that also includes Jacob Stockdale and Hugo Keenan.

Captain Johnny Sexton links up with provincial partner Jamison Gibson Park, who makes his first start after two caps off the bench, in the half-backs.

Robbie Henshaw switches to inside centre with Chris Farrell coming in at 13.

In the pack Cian Healy and Andrew Porter are joined by Ronan Kelleher at hooker.  Iain Henderson returns to the second row to partner James Ryan.

The backrow sees Caelan Doris switch to No.8 with Peter O’Mahony, winning his 70th cap, at 6 and Josh van der Flier at 7.

The uncapped Billy Burns will be aiming for his first cap as he named in the replacements alongside Conor Murray and the returning Keith Earls.

The replacement forwards are Dave Heffernan, Ed Byrne, Finlay Bealham, Quinn Roux and Will Connors
The game is being televised by RTÉ and Channel 4.

Autumn Nations Cup

England name 25 man squad

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England have retained a 25-player squad for this weekend’s key Autumn Nations Cup tie against Wales.
 
Eddie Jones’ side will look to make it three tournament wins out of three, when they travel to Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli on Saturday (4pm KO).
 
Ollie Lawrence has been rested for the game with a hip issue.
 
Wales v England is live on Amazon Prime.
 
FULL SQUAD
Backs

Elliot Daly (Saracens, 45 caps)
Owen Farrell (Saracens, 86 caps)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 70 caps)
Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 53 caps)
Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)
Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 59 caps)
Dan Robson (Wasps, 5 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 32 caps)
Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 44 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 102 caps)
 
Forwards
Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 24 caps)
Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 26 caps)
Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 6 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 21 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 52 caps)
Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 2 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 41 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 67 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 71 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 38 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 6 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 20 caps)
Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 54 caps)
Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 62 caps)
Jack Willis (Wasps, 1 cap)
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Autumn Nations Cup

Ireland Squad update. O’Sullivan called up.

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Ed Byrne’s calf tightness ruled him out of playing a role at Twickenham.  He will continue his rehab this week. Ulster’s Eric O’Sullivan joins the squad to provide additional cover.

John Ryan flagged an issue during the warm-up which was treated but flared up again during the second half, he is expected to be able to train fully this week.

Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw will continue their respective rehab programmes at the IRFU’s HPC this week.

Ireland will host Georgia at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday (KO 2.00pm) in their third fixture of the Autumn Nations Cup competition.  The game will be televised by both RTE and Channel 4. Embed from Getty Images

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Autumn Nations Cup

Wales make wholesale changes for Georgia

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