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Henderson to start as Farrell names side for New Zealand clash

It's the only change made by Andy Farrell to the team that hammered Japan 60-5 last week.



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Henderson to start as Farrell names side for New Zealand clash

Iain Henderson will start for Ireland against New Zealand on Saturday. 

The Ulster man lines out in the second row and comes in in place of Tadhg Beirne.

It's the only change made by Andy Farrell to the team that hammered Japan 60-5 last week.

Rob Herring has been included among the replacements, but Robbie Henshaw is not listed as part of the matchday squad.

He returned to team training this week as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.

Meanwhile, New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has named a full-strength team for the game at the Aviva Stadium.

Their side shows 14 changes in all from their demolition of Italy last weekend.

Foster has opted to start with the same pack that dished out a similar hammering to Wales the week previously.

The game at the Aviva Stadium will take place in front of a sell-out crowd.

Ireland team versus New Zealand (kick-off 3.15pm)

15. Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 14 caps
14. Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 26 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 35 caps
12. Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 32 caps
11. James Lowe (Leinster) 7 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 100 caps CAPTAIN
9. Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 11 caps

1. Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 38 caps
2. Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 14 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 50 caps
4. Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 64 caps
5. James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 38 caps
6. Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 10 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 33 caps
8. Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 21 caps

Replacements 
16. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 22 caps
17. Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 110 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 17 caps
19. Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 23 caps
20. Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 77 caps
21. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 90 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 25 caps
23. Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 94 caps

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