Kleyn To Make Ireland Debut Against Italy

Rhys Ruddock will captain the Ireland for the seventh occasion when they get their World Cup preperations underway against Italy.

Ruddock is joined in the backrow by Tommy O’Donnell at openside and Jordi Murphy at No.8.

Devin Toner and the uncapped Jean Kleyn pack down at lock with Jack McGrath, Rob Herring and Andrew Porter making up the front row.

Luke McGrath and Joey Carbery fill the half-back positions with Chris Farrell and Garry Ringrose named in the centre. Jordan Larmour starts at fullback supported by Andrew Conway and Dave Kearney on the wings.

The replacements named for Saturday’s game are Niall Scannell, Cian Healy, John Ryan, Iain Henderson, Tadhg Beirne, Kieran Marmion, Jack Carty and Mike Haley.

Ireland v Italy – 2019 Guinness Summer Series

  1. Jordan Larmour 13 caps
  2. Andrew Conway 12 caps
  3. Garry Ringrose 20 caps
  4. Chris Farrell 5 caps
  5. Dave Kearney 17 Caps
  6. Joey Carbery 18 caps
  7. Luke McGrath 10 caps
  8. Jack McGrath 54 caps
  9. Rob Herring 7 caps
  10. Andrew Porter 14 caps
  11. Devin Toner 64 caps
  12. Jean Kleyn 0 caps
  13. Rhys Ruddock 21 caps Capt
  14. Tommy O’Donnell 12 caps
  15. Jordi Murphy 27 caps


  1. Niall Scannell 14 caps
  2. Cian Healy 88 caps
  3. John Ryan 18 caps
  4. Iain Henderson 44 caps
  5. Tadhg Beirne 5 caps
  6. Kieran Marmion 25 caps
  7. Jack Carty 3 caps
  8. Mike Haley 0 caps

Ireland v Italy

Aviva Stadium

Saturday 10th August

Kick-off 2.00pm