Joe Schmidt names squad for Samoa tie
Schmidt has made 11 changes from the Russia game
Head coach Joe Schmidt has named 12 of the Ireland team that started the win over Scotland for Saturday's final Pool A match against Samoa in Fukuoka.
Robbie Henshaw will start his first game of the tournament at centre having recovered from a hamstring problem.
In all Schmidt makes 11 changes to the Ireland team that beat Russia.
Tadhg Beirne is given a start on the blindside in the back row, with Peter O'Mahony on the bench.
Joey Carbery is one of the backup players, but Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose are rested entirely.
The Ireland team to play Samoa at 11.45am Irish time on Saturday is:
15. Jordan Larmour
14. Keith Earls
13. Robbie Henshaw
12. Bundee Aki
11. Jacob Stockdale
10. Johnny Sexton
9. Conor Murray
1. Cian Healy
2. Rory Best
3. Tadhg Furlong
4. Iain Henderson
5. James Ryan
6. Tadhg Beirne
7. Josh van der Flier
8. CJ Stander
16. Niall Scannell
17. Dave Kilcoyne
18. Andrew Porter
19. Jean Klein
20. Peter O'Mahony
21. Luke McGrath
22. Joey Carbery
23. Andrew Conway
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