Search

24/09/2021

Louth's Rob Kearney handed 75th start for Ireland in Six Nations opener with France this weekend

The Leinster man will play at full-back

Louth's Rob Kearney has been named to play at full-back for Ireland's crucial Six Nations opener with France in Paris this weekend.

Kearney is one of seven Leinster players selected in the starting XV for Saturday's encounter at the Stade de France.

Having returned from injury in time for the last November series, the former Cooley Kickhams GAA player is set to earn his 79th cap and 75th start against the French.

In all, Joe Schmidt has handed out three Six Nations debuts with Ulster's Jacob Stockdale, Bundee Aki of Ulster and James Ryan from Leinster those set to make their competition bows.

The match kicks-off at 4:45pm.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.