Joe Schmidt names Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery in Ireland squad to take on All Blacks

The head coach has named a number of uncapped players in the side heading to Chicago

BY Adrian Collins 15:20 Monday 31 October 2016, 15:20 31 Oct 2016

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Joe Schmidt has named the 27-man squad that will travel to Chicago to take on the All Blacks at Solider Field, including five uncapped players

After a brilliant start to the season, Joey Carbery will be making the trip alongside fellow Leinster youngster Garry Ringrose, while Luke McGrath will also be joining as part of the Leinster contingent. 

For Munster, Billy Holland and John Ryan will also be in line to win their first cap in green against an all-conquering All Blacks side, who come into the game off the back of 18 wins in a row. Kieran Marmion, Finlay Bealham and Ultan Dillane all make the cut from Connacht.  

With a number of injuries to contend with, Schmidt has had to go without Sean O'Brien, Iain Henderson and Peter O'Mahony, while Paddy Jackson is also unavailable for selection for personal reasons.

Rory Best will once again be captain, with Jamie Heaslip as vice-captain. The squad that will travel to Chicago in full is:

Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) captain
Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster)*
Sean Cronin (St Marys/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
Tadgh Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
Craig Gilroy (Ulster)
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vice captain
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster)
Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Jack McGrath (St Marys/Leinster)
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)*
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)*
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys/Leinster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)
Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

*uncapped player


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