Ireland team to play England. A mere 5 residency players and 3 parental qualifying in the squad. If Farrell had picked McGrath instead of Murray it could have been 9. Still, with about 7 or 8 regular first-teamers out, it was inevitable that this was going to happen as Farrell looks to develop/give game time to some newer names, particularly at 9/10/15/17.
Stockdale and Henderson available but only make it to the bench. Furlong, Scannell, Baird, Leavy, Conan, Sexton, Ringrose, Henshaw, and Larmour not available through injury/recovery.
Hugo Keenan, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Bundee Aki, James Lowe, Ross Byrne, Jamison Gibson-Park
Caelan Doris, Peter O'Mahony, CJ Stander, James Ryan, Quinn Roux, Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher, Cian Healy
Rob Herring, Ed Byrne, Finlay Bealham, Iain Henderson, Will Connors, Conor Murray, Billy Burns, Jacob Stockdale.
Unlikely to be a cracker, if Ireland can keep it to under 10, they should be lucky.