Jordan Larmour set for Ireland debut against Italy

Jordan Larmour (right) is named on the bench
Jordan Larmour (right) is named on the bench

Leinster wing Jordan Larmour is all set to make his debut for Ireland in the upcoming Six Nations clash against Italy after he was named on the bench.

The 20-year-old has been in prolific form in the Irish provincial club in the recent Pro 14 and European Champions Cup games after scoring six tries from 14 games since September.

"I expect Jordan to provide what he's been providing in the provincial matches so far, that raw acceleration and the ability to beat players," said Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.

"It's a good situation that he could potentially slot in around experienced players."

Jack Conan, Jack McGrath, Devin Toner and Dan Leavy replace CJ Stander, Cian Healy, James Ryan injured Josh van der Flier as Ireland look to maintain their winning start.

The architect of Ireland's close win over France Johnny Sexton will start at number 10 putting to rest the news of Schmidt considering the British and Irish Lions playmaker a rest for the clash against Azzurris.

Ireland are currently positioned third in the table behind England and Wales after round one.

Ireland team to face Italy: Kearney; Earls, Henshaw, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; McGrath, Best, Furlong; Toner, Henderson; O'Mahony, Leavy, Conan.

Replacements: Healy, Cronin, Porter, Roux, Stander, Marmion, Carbery, Larmour.

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