Rory Best is one of a number of senior players to return to Ireland’s starting lineup to face England in a World Cup warm-up at Twickenham on Saturday.
Best, who will be flanked in the scrum by 90-cap loosehead Cian Healy and tighthead Tadhg Furlong, will captain the side.
Klerksdorp-born lock Jean Kleyn will win his second Test cap after making his debut against Italy earlier this month. He is partnered in the second row by Ian Henderson.
CJ Stander has also returned to the startling lineup after sitting out the match against Italy and is joined in the loose trio by Peter O’Mahony and Josh van der Flier.
In the backline, 24-year-old Leinster flyhalf Ross Byrne gets an opportunity, winning just his third cap alongside the more experienced Connor Murray.
Bundee Aki and Gary Ringrose form the midfield combination, while wings Jacob Stockdale and Jordan Larmour and fullback Rob Kearney are in the back three.
Ireland – 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Jordan Larmour, 13 Gary Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Connor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Jean Kleyn, 4 Ian Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Cian Healy.
Subs: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Tadhg Beirne, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Jack Carty, 23 Andrew Conway.
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