Jordan Larmour named at fullback for Ireland's World Cup clash against Scotland

Jordan Larmour has played 16 Tests for Ireland
Jordan Larmour has played 16 Tests for Ireland
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Ireland have named Jordan Larmour at fullback for the Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland to be played in Yokohama this weekend.

Larmour has played 16 Tests for Ireland starting in six games and has already scored five tries and his move to fullback comes after Rob Kearney declared unfit for the encounter due to calf injury.

With Keith Earls also unavailable, Andrew Conway will start on the wing. Earlier, Ireland assistant coach Andy Farrell revealed that both Kearney and Earls were available for Sunday's encounter but decided against risking both the players.

James Ryan will start at second row on his World Cup debut alongside Josh van der Flier at openside and CJ Stander at number eight. Jonathan Sexton will be the designated fly-half forming halfback partnership with Conor Murray while Garry Ringrose and Bundee Aki form centre partnership.

Tadhg Furlong, Rory Best and Cian Healy form the front row with Niall Scannell, Dave Kilcoyne, Andrew Porter, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Luke McGrath, Jack Carty and Chris Farrell are named among the replacements.

Ireland starting line-up: 15 Jordan Larmour, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 James Ryan, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Cian Healy

Replacements: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Tadhg Beirne, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Jack Carty, 23 Chris Farrell


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