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Published: 13:58 | 16/6/16

Roux starts for Ireland


The Ireland team to face South Africa in the second Test shows five changes from the starting XV for last Saturday’s historic first Test win in Cape Town.

CJ Stander's one-match suspension means he misses out on this week's Test at Ellis Park and his place at blindside flank goes to Iain Henderson, who moves from the second row.

Uncapped Quinn Roux comes in to lock down alongside Devin Toner as Rhys Ruddock joins Henderson and Jamie Heaslip in the back row for his first start since November 2014.

Tadhg Furlong comes into the front row for his first international start and he will start alongside captain Rory Best and Jack McGrath.

Jared Payne is retained at full-back but Craig Gilroy is named on the left wing. Andrew Trimble takes his place on the right, while Robbie Henshaw will start in midfield alongside Stuart Olding.

Conor Murray and Paddy Jackson are retained at half-back.

As well as the changes to the starting XV, Schmidt has made changes to the bench with Sean Reidy and Tiernan O'Halloran joining by Richardt Strauss, Dave Kilcoyne, Finlay Bealham, Donnacha Ryan, Kieran Marmion and Ian Madigan.

Ireland (XV v South Africa): J Payne; A Trimble, R Henshaw, S Olding, C Gilroy; P Jackson, C Murray; J McGrath, R Best, T Furlong, D Toner, Q Roux, I Henderson, R Ruddock, J Heaslip.

Replacements: R Strauss, D Kilcoyne, F Bealham, D Ryan, S Reidy, K Marmion, I Madigan, T O'Halloran.


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