Rugby World Cup: Ireland name unchanged team for quarter-final showdown against All Blacks

Ireland coach Andy Farrell has made no changes to his starting team to play New Zealand in Sunday's (NZ time) World Cup quarter-finals at Paris, with Mack Hansen and James Lowe both passed fit to play.

Hansen suffered a calf injury and Lowe a blow to the eye injury in Ireland's last pool match against Scotland, but both will take their places on the wings at Stade de France.

Ireland sing national anthem against Scotland.
Ireland sing national anthem against Scotland. Photo credit: Getty Images

Replacement lock James Ryan, who suffered a wrist injury against Scotland and saw a specialist afterwards, misses out and is replaced by Joe McCarthy on the bench.

In the other change to the matchday squad, Jimmy O'Brien comes onto the bench as outside back cover in place of Stuart McCloskey.

Ireland: 1-Andrew Porter, 2-Dan Sheehan, 3-Tadhg Furlong, 4-Tadhg Beirne, 5-Iain Henderson, 6-Peter O'Mahony, 7-Josh van der Flier, 8-Caelan Doris, 9- Jamison Gibson-Park, 10-Johnny Sexton, 11-James Lowe, 12-Bundee Aki, 13-Garry Ringrose, 14-Mack Hansen, 15-Hugo Keenan 

Replacements: 16-Ronan Kelleher, 17-David Kilcoyne, 18- Finlay Bealham, 19-Joe McCarthy, 20-Jack Conan, 21-Conor Murray, 22-Jack Crowley, 23-Jimmy O'Brien


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