O’Mahony set to be available for deciding test

Peter O’Mahony’s chances of featuring in Saturday’s series decider against New Zealand have been boosted this morning.

The veteran back-row has come through his second head injury assessment following last weekend’s 23-12 victory against the All-Blacks.

O’Mahony will be cleared to play in Saturday’s third Test if he comes through another assessment tomorrow.

Garry Ringrose has been ruled out of match in Wellington due to a head injury.

Keith Earls meanwhile will skipper an inexperienced Irish side against the Maori All-Blacks tomorrow morning.

Five uncapped players will start – with Ciaran Frawley, Jimmy O’Brien, Cian Prendergast, Jermey Loughman and Joe McCarthy all handed a chance to impress.

Six of the eight replacements featured in last Saturday’s win against New Zealand, including out-half Joey Carbery and wing Mack Hansen.


RELAND v Māori All Blacks
SKY Stadium, Wellington, Tuesday 12th July 2022
KO: 8.05am Irish Time

15. Michael Lowry (Ulster/Banbridge) 1 cap
14. Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 30 caps
13. Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 97 caps CAPTAIN
12. Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 6 caps
11. Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster/Naas) uncapped
10. Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/Skerries) uncapped
9. Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 5 caps

1. Jeremy Loughman (Munster/Garryowen) uncapped
2. Niall Scannell (Munster/Dolphin) 20 caps
3. Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 2 caps
4. Joe McCarthy (Leinster/Dublin) uncapped
5. Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 7 caps
6. Cian Prendergast (Connacht) uncapped
7. Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge) 2 caps
8. Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster) 2 caps

16. Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 27 caps
17. Ed Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 6 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 24 caps
19. Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 8 caps
20. Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 29 caps
21. Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 98 caps
22. Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 34 caps
23. Mack Hansen (Connacht) 5 caps


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