Rugby Kearney and O’Mahony recalled as Schmidt names team to face All Blacks

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JOE SCHMIDT HAS recalled Rob Kearney and Peter O’Mahony to his Ireland team to face the All Blacks in their World Cup quarter-final at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday [KO 11.15am Irish time, eir Sport/RTÉ].

The returns of the highly-experienced fullback and blindside flanker are two of three personnel changes to the Ireland team that started last weekend’s hammering of Samoa.

Garry Ringrose comes into the XV in place of the suspended Bundee Aki, with Robbie Henshaw moving to inside centre.

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Rob Kearney returns at fullback for Ireland.

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Kearney was absent last weekend after a groin strain, while O’Mahony was used off the bench.

Schmidt has opted for a highly-experienced and proven starting team that features 8

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