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Kearney to start for Ireland in final November series match

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Caoimhín Reilly

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Kearney to start for Ireland in final November series match

Rob Kearney.

Rob Kearney will start full-back for Ireland in Saturday's final November series encounter.

Joe Schmidt's men will face Argentina in a repeat of their 2015 World Cup quarter-final with Kearney set to win his 78th cap.

Ireland are looking to make it three wins from three having prevailed against South Africa and Fiji in their other outings in the Guinness Series.

There is no place for his younger sibling, Dave, in the 23-man squad.

Ireland team in full

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 77 caps
14. Adam Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 0 caps
13. Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 1 cap
12. Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 1 cap
11. Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 3 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 67 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 58 caps

1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 72 caps
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) c 105 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 18 caps
4. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
5. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 33 caps
6. Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 41 caps
7. Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster) 50 caps
8. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 17 caps

Replacements
16. James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 21 caps
18. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 10 caps
19. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 52 caps
20. Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's College/Leinster) 18 caps
21. Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps
22. Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster) 6 caps
23. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 5 caps