Andy Farrell has named his squad for the November Test against New Zealand

Ireland Autumn Internationals Squad 2021

Andy Farrell has made four change to his Ireland team to Argentina after a momentous win over New Zealand last Saturday.

Robbie Henshaw makes his first appearance of the season, starting at inside centre with Bundee Aki out with a minor knee injury.

There are three other changes with Ulster’s Robert Baloucoune swaps in for Andrew Conway, on the wing. And Joey Carbery and Conor Murray start at ten and nine respectively, with Sexton and Gibson Park unavailable.

The Irish pack remains the same, though James Ryan captains the side.

Ireland team to face Argentina – Sunday 21 November

Hugo Keenan; Robert Baloucoune, Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, James Lowe; Joey Carbery, Conor Murray, Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan (captain), Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Tom O’Toole, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, Craig Casey, Harry Byrne, Keith Earls.

Ireland team to face New Zealand – Saturday 13 November

Hugo Keenan; Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson Park; Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong, Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Rob Herring, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Beirne, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls.

Ireland team to face Japan – Saturday 6 November

Hugo Keenan; Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton (captain), Jamison Gibson Park; Andrew Porter, Ronan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong, Tadhg Beirne, James Ryan, Caelan Doris, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

Replacements: Dan Sheehan, Cian Healy, Finlay Bealham, Iain Henderson, Peter O’Mahony, Conor Murray, Joey Carbery, Keith Earls.

Ireland Autumn Internationals Squad 2021

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named a 32-strong squad for the autumn Internationals fixtures against Japan, New Zealand and Argentina.

Johnny Sexton will captain the team and is in line to win his 100th Ireland cap in November – he is currently on 99 – while Simon Zebo has been selected in the national squad for the first time since June 2017.

There are two uncapped players in the squad – Ciaran Frawley and Dan Sheehan – while Thomas Ahern and Jamie Osborne will train with the squad as development players during this series.

Farrell said: “It has been a short lead in to this international window but that is the challenge, to get back up to speed quickly and build on the performances from the Six Nations and the summer Tests.  This is the start of an exciting period for the group as we begin to build towards the Rugby World Cup in France.”

Ireland Autumn Internationals Squad 2021

Backs

(DoB/Club/Position/Test debut/caps)

Bundee Aki (7 Apr 1990/Connacht and Galwegians/Centre/2017 v South Africa/33)
Robert Baloucoune (19 Aug 1997/Ulster and Enniskillen/Wing/2021 v USA/2)
Harry Byrne (22 Apr 1999/Leinster and Lansdowne/Fly-half/2021 v USA/2)
Joey Carbery (1 Nov 1995/Munster and Clontarf/Fly-half/2016 v New Zealand/27)
Craig Casey (19 Apr 1999/Munster and Shannon/Scrum-half/2021 v Italy/4)
Andrew Conway (11 Jul 1991/Munster and Garryowen/Full-back or wing/2017 v England/27)
Keith Earls (2 Oct 1987/Munster and Young Munster/Wing/2008 v Canada/96)
Ciaran Frawley (4 Dec 1997/Leinster and UCD/Centre or Fly-half)
Jamison Gibson Park  (23 Feb 1992/Leinster/Scrum-half/2020 v Italy/12)
Mack Hansen (27 Mar 1998/Connacht/Wing or full-back)
James Hume (7 Sep 1998/Ulster and Banbridge/2021 v USA/1)
Hugo Keenan (18 Jun 1996/Leinster and UCD/Full-back/2020 v Italy/16)
Jordan Larmour (10 Jun 1997/Leinster and St Mary’s College/Wing/2018 v Italy/30)
James Lowe (8 Jul 1992/Leinster/Wing/2020 v Wales/9)
Stuart McCloskey (6 Aug 1992/Ulster and Bangor/Centre/2016 v England/5)
Conor Murray  (20 Apr 1989/Munster and Garryowen/Scrum-half/2011 v France/92 (+8 for Lions))
Garry Ringrose (26 Jan 1995/Leinster and UCD/Centre/2016 v Ireland/37)
Johnny Sexton (11 May 1985/Leinster and St Mary’s College/Fly-half/2009 v Fiji/101 (+6 for Lions))
Simon Zebo (16 Mar 1990/Munster and Cork Constitution/Wing/2012 v New Zealand/35)

Forwards

Ryan Baird (26 Jul 1999/Leinster and Dublin University/Lock/2021 v Italy/5)
Finlay Bealham (9 Oct 1991/Connacht and Buccaneers/Prop/2016 v Italy/18)
Tadhg Beirne (8 Jan 1992/Munster and Lansdowne/Lock and back-row/2018 v Australia/25)
Jack Conan (29 Jul 1992/Leinster and Old Belvedere/No.8/2015 v Scotland/23)
Gavin Coombes (11 Dec 1997/Munster and Young Munster/Lock or back-row/2021 v Japan/2)
Ultan Dillane (9 Nov 1993/Connacht and Corinthians/Lock/2016 v England/19)
Caelan Doris (2 Apr 1998/Leinster and St Mary’s College/Back-row/2020 v Scotland/12)
Tadhg Furlong (14 Nov 1992/Leinster and Clontarf/Prop/2015 v Wales/52 (6 for Lions))
Cian Healy (7 Oct 1987/Leinster and Clontarf/Prop/2009 v Australia/112)
Iain Henderson (21 Feb 1992/Ulster and Academy/Lock/2o12 v South Africa/66)
Rob Herring (27 Apr 1990/Ulster and Ballynahinch/Hooker/2014 v Argentina/23)
Ronan Kelleher (24 Jan 1998/Leinster and Landowne/Hooker/2020 v Scotland/16)
Dave Kilcoyne (14 Dec 1988/Munster and UL Bohemians/Prop/2012 v South Africa/45)
Peter O’Mahony (17 Sep 1989/Munster and Cork Constitution/Back-row/2012 v Italy/79 (+1 for Lions))
Tom O’Toole (23 Sep 1998/Ulster and Ballynahinch/Prop/2021 v USA/2)
Andrew Porter (16 Jan 1996/Leinster and UCD/Prop/2017 v USA/40)
James Ryan (24 Jul 1996/Leinster and UCD/Lock/2017 v USA/40)
Dan Sheehan (17 Sep 1998/Leinster and Lansdowne/Hooker/2021 v Japan/2)
Nick Timoney (8 Jan 1995/Ulster and Banbridge/Flanker or No 8/2021 v USA/1)
Josh van der Flier (25 Apr 1993/Leinster and UCD/Flanker/2016 v Ireland/35)

Ireland Autumn Internationals Fixtures 2021

Sat 6 Nov, Ireland 60-5 Japan (Aviva Stadium) Andrew Conway scores hat-trick against Japan

Sat 13 Nov, Ireland 29-20 New Zealand (3.15pm, Aviva Stadium) Live on Channel 4 & RTE

Sun 21 Nov, Ireland 53-7 Argentina (2.15pm, Aviva Stadium) Live on Channel 4 & RTE

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