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The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's team news as Schmidt makes eight changes to the side

Murray Kinsella joins us from Melbourne with all the latest news from the Irish camp.

WITH THE SUMMER series on the line, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has made eight changes to the team that lost to Australia in Brisbane last Saturday.

The second test in Melbourne, this coming Saturday, is now a must-win game for Ireland if they want to keep the test series alive.

With that in mind, Schmidt has opted to start first-choice outhalf Johnny Sexton with Carbery on the bench. If Ireland are hoping to push on and win the last two games, this could mean that third-choice Ross Byrne might not get a cap in this series at all.


The Rugby Show will be live again on Saturday afternoon after the second test, with Murray Kinsella coming live from Melbourne once again.

You can watch this morning’s episode in full here:


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