Andy Farrell has named a strong team for the Tonga clash.
Andy Farrell has named his starting XV for Ireland's second group match against Tonga at the Rugby World Cup.
Athlone's Robbie Henshaw is named on the bench alongside David Kilcoyne and Finlay Bealham.
Henshaw was withdrawn from the bench last week as an injury pre caution.
Conor Murray is named to start ahead of Jamison Gibson Park.
Mack Hansen is selected in the back three alongside Hugo Keenan and James Lowe, with Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose continuing their midfield partnership.
Johnathon Sexton once again captains the side.
Ronan Kelleher starts alongside Andrew Porter and Tadhg Furlong, with Tadhg Beirne shifting to the second row to pack down alongside James Ryan, with Peter O’Mahony named at blindside, Josh van der Flier at openside and Caelan Doris at number eight.
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Ireland's match against Tonga is on Saturday with a 8:00 kick off time.
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