All Changed, Changed Utterly For Schmidt’s Selection


Ireland coach, Joe Schmidt, has made a raft of changes for the second Autumn test series against Fiji at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.

The clash will see Rhys Ruddock lead the team from the backrow which will feature fellow Leinster club mates, Jordi Murphy and Jack Conan.

Ultan Dillane joins the retained Devin Toner from last weekend’s crushing of the Springboks in the second row, with Jack McGrath, Rob Herring and Andrew Porter aligning the front row.


Meanwhile, Kieran Marmion partners Joey Carbery at half-back, while Chris Farrell who will earn his first international cap is named alongside Stuart McCloskey in midfield.

Andrew Conway is named at fullback with Darren Sweetnam and Dave Kearney on the wings.

The replacements for game will include; James Tracy, Cian Healy, Tadhg Furlong, Kieran Treadwell, CJ Stander, Luke McGrath, Ian Keatley and Robbie Henshaw.