Kleyn gets another shot to impress Schmidt
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ireland team to play England at Twickenham on Saturday has been revealed.
Rory Best returns to captain the side which includes several players making their season start.
Best is joined in the front row by Cian Healy, winning his 90th cap, and Tadhg Furlong. Jean Kleyn, who made his debut against Italy at the start of the month, is partnered in the second row with Iain Henderson.
The back row sees Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier and CJ Stander get their first outing of the season.
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Ross Byrne will win his 3rd international cap, having previously featured against Italy and the USA in the 2018 Guinness Series. Byrne starts at flyhalf outside the returning Conor Murray.
Bundee Aki and Garry Ringrose renew their centre partnership from the final round of the Guinness Six Nations against Wales.
Rob Kearney starts at fullback with Jordan Larmour and Jacob Stockdale on the wings.
Jack Carty, who took over from the injured Joey Carbery in the game against Italy two weeks ago, is named in the replacements with Luke McGrath and Andrew Conway as the other back subs.
Sean Cronin and Jack McGrath are in line for their first start of the season off the bench which also includes Andrew Porter, Devin Toner and Tadhg Beirne who all featured at the Aviva Stadium earlier this month.
Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Jordan Larmour, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Ross Byrne, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Jean Kleyn, 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy.
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 Andrew Porter, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Tadhg Beirne, 21 Luke McGrath, 22 Jack Carty, 23 Andrew Conway.
Date: Saturday, August 24
Venue: Twickenham Stadium, London
Kick-off: 15.00 (14.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Alex Ruiz (France)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (France)