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Keith Earls goes in search of more tries in Tokyo

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By Frank Quinn
KEITH Earls will be trying to add to his rising tally of international tries around 6.40am tomorrow,Irish time, when Ireland take on Japan in the final game of their short summer tour. It is being shown live on Eir tv from the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday. The Young Munster player’s performance will also be watched closely by Lions boss Warren Gatland in case he needs back-up for his Lions squad.
Rhys Ruddock captains the Irish side with Andrew Conway at full back, John Ryan at tight head and Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne and James Ryan on the bench.
The match kicks off at 14:40 local time (06:40 Irish time) and is being broadcast by Eir in ROI.
IRELAND v Japan – Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
15. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 2 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 61 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 10 caps
12. Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster) 10 caps
11. Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 1 cap
10. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 24 caps
9. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 15 caps
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 69 caps
2. James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
3. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 8 caps
4. Kieran Treadwell (Ballymena/Ulster) 1 cap
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 49 caps
6. Rhys Ruddock (c) (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 15 caps
7. Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps
8. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 3 caps
Replacements
16. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 6 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 19 caps
18. Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap
19. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap
20. Sean Reidy (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 1 cap
21. John Cooney (Connacht) uncapped
22. Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 2 caps
23. Tiernan O’Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht) 5 caps

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