At the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland and Italy will close the fourth pending date of Six nations. Shamrock is looking for a win that leaves it up in the standings with 12 or 13 points and, that way, it will go for the title the following weekend when it visits France by the last date. The duel will be the Saturday at 11:25 am live on ESPN Extra and ESPN Play.
Andy Farrell, Head Coach of Ireland defined a starting fifteen with two newcomers, and two more who will be able to make their presentation from the substitute bench. The third row and Leinster wing Will Connors and Hugo Keenan will be the rookies from the start. While, Ed Byrne and Jamison Gibson-Park could do it from the relays.
Captain Johnny Sexton is joined by Conor Murray as scrum half and with Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose as centers. Rookie Keenan and Conway will be the wingers, while Jacob Stockdale will do it as fullback.
On the Italian side, Paolo Garbisi, 20, will make his official debut for the national team with the number 10 jersey on his back. As for the forwards, the first row will be made up of Luca Bigi, Danilo Fischetti and Giosué Zilocchi.
Ireland: 15 Jacob Stockdale, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Hugo Keenan, 10 Jonathan Sexton (c), 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Will Connors, 6 Caelan Doris, 5 James Ryan, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Andrew Porter, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Cian Healy
Alternates: 16 Dave Heffernan, 17 Ed Byrne, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Ultan Dillane, 20 Peter O’Mahony, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Robbie Henshaw
Italy: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Edoardo Padovani, 13 Luca Morisi, 12 Carlo Canna, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Paolo Garbisi, 9 Marcello Violi, 8 Jake Polledri, 7 Braam Steyn, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Niccolò Cannone, 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Giosuè Zilocchi, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Danilo Fischetti.
Substitutes: 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17 Simone Ferrari, 18 Pietro Ceccarelli, 19 David Sisi, 20 Johan Meyer, 21 Maxime Mbanda, 22 Callub Bradley, 23 Federico Mori.
Date: Saturday October 24
Place: Aviva Stadium in Dublin
Kick off: 11.30 (Argentine time)
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Mike Adamson (Scotland)
TMO: Tom Foley (England)