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Four Munster men in Ireland back five for Japan match this Saturday

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(Joe Schmidt, above, wants a victory but it won’t be easy)
FOUR Munster players, Simon Zebo, Andrew Conway, Rory Scannell and Keith Earls will form the back five (with Gary Ringrose the other centre) as Ireland take on Japan on Saturday at the Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka.
Niall Scannell and John Ryan will start in the front-row while Dave Kilcoyne and Jack O’Donoghue, both of UL Bohemian, are named on the bench.
Ireland will be captained by Rhys Ruddock.
The match kicks off at 14:00 local time (06:00 Irish time) and is being broadcast by Eir in ROI.
IRELAND v Japan – Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan
15. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 34 caps
14. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 1 cap
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 9 caps
12. Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 1 cap
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 60 caps
10. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 23 caps
9. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 68 caps
2. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 5 caps
3. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 7 caps
4. Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 2 caps
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 48 caps
6. Rhys Ruddock (c) (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 14 caps
7. Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 2 cap
Replacements
16. James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 18 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 6 caps
19. Kieran Treadwell (Ballymena/Ulster) uncapped
20. Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 1 cap
21. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 14 caps
22. Rory O’Loughlin (Old Belvedere/Leinster) uncapped
23. Tiernan O’Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht) 4 caps

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