Ireland hosts Japan in Dublin, on Saturday from 9.50 am live on Star +


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Ireland hosts Japan in Dublin, on Saturday from 9.50 am live on Star +

Ireland will be home to Japan this Saturday at Aviva Stadium in Dublin and You can see it live from 9.50 on Star +. It will be a special match for Jonathan Sexton, what will play his 100th match with the green jersey and will become the seventh Irish international to reach triple figures.

The opening that debuted 12 years ago against Fiji is one of the figures of the Shamrock at 36 years old and gets into the select group of players from his country who reached the 100 tests such as Brian O’Driscoll, John Hayes, Ronan O ‘ Gara, Paul O’Connell, Rory Best, and Cian Healy.

Both selected they faced each other nine times from 1991 to date with eight wins for the Europeans, However the the only triumph of the Japanese it was in the last World Cup by 19-12 in the group stage.

Andy Farrell and Jamie Joseph confirmed the teams of Ireland and Japan. On the European side, the most resounding news is that Johnny Sexton will start and Andrew Porter will make his official debut in Ireland and will share the first line with Tadhg Furlong and Ronan Kelleher.

Formations:

IRELAND: 15 Hugo Keenan, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 James Lowe, 10 Johnny Sexton (c), 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Caelan Doris, 5 James Ryan, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Ronan Kelleher, 1 Andrew Porter

Alternates: 16 Dan Sheehan, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Peter O’Mahony, 21 Conor Murray, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Keith Earls

JAPAN: 15 Matsushima 14 Riley 13 Lafaele 12 Nakamura 11 Fifita 10 Tamura 9 Nagare 8 Himeno 7 Labuschagne 6 Gunter 5 Moore 4 Cornelsen 3 Gu 2 Sakate 1 Inagaki

Substitutes: 16 Niwai 17 Millar 18 Valu 19 Tokunaga 20 Tatafu 21 Saito 22 Matsuida 23 Yamanaka


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