Andy Farrell’s Irish side to face the Maori All-Blacks

Ireland Head Coach Andy Farrell has announced the Ireland side that will play against the Māori All Blacks

There are starts for the uncapped Jeremy Loughman, Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes and Keith Earls with Joey Carbery, Conor Murray and Niall Scannell among the replacements.

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Bundee Aki will captain the team as the two sides face off for the first time since 2010. Bundee returns to Hamilton, the home of the Chiefs, the team he won a Super Rugby title with in 2013.

25 June 2022; Craig Casey speaks to the media after Ireland rugby squad training at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The backline features Craig Casey and Ciaran Frawley at half-back, Bundee is joined in the centre by James Hume while the back three sees Jordan Larmour and Keith Earls on the wings with Jimmy O’Brien at fullback.

Jeremy Loughman, Dave Heffernan and Tom Toole make up the front row with Kieran Treadwell and Joe McCarthy at lock. Cian Prendergast, Nick Timoney and Gavin Coombes are named in the backrow.

The replacements are Niall Scannell, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, Ryan Baird, Jack Conan, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery and Michael Lowry.

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and RTÉ Radio.

Māori All Blacks v IRELAND

15 Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster/Naas) uncapped

14 Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 30 caps

13 James Hume (Ulster/Banbridge) 3 caps

12 Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 37 caps captain

11 Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 96 caps

10 Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/Skerries) uncapped

9 Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 5 caps

1 Jeremy Loughman (Munster/Garryowen) uncapped

2 Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 6 caps

3 Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 2 caps

4 Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 5 caps

5 Joe McCarthy (Leinster/Dublin University) uncapped

6 Cian Prendergast (Connacht) uncapped

7 Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge) 2 caps

8 Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster) 2 caps

Replacements

16 Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 20 caps

17 Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 116 caps

18 Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 23 caps

19 Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 8 caps

20 Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 27 caps

21 Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 96 caps

22 Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 32 caps

23 Michael Lowry (Ulster/Banbridge) 1 cap

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