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Ireland: 15 Jordan Larmour, 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Joey Carbery, 9 Luke McGrath, 8 Jack Conan, 7 Josh van der Flier, 6 Rhys Ruddock ©, 5 Quinn Roux, 4 Tadhg Beirne, 3 Andrew Porter, 2 Niall Scannell, 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Dave Kilcoyne, 18 Finlay Bealham, 19 Devin Toner, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 John Cooney, 22 Ross Byrne, 23 Will Addison
Italy: 15 Luca Sperandio, 14 Mattia Bellini, 13 Michele Campagnaro ©, 12 Luca Morisi, 11 Giulio Bisegni, 10 Carlo Canna, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Rento Giammarioli, 7 Bram Steyn, 6 Johan Meyer, 5 George Fabio Biagi, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Tiziano Pasquali, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Nicola Quaglio
Replacements: 16 Oliviero Fabiani, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Giosue Zilocchi, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Federico Ruzza, 21 Jimmy Tuivatti, 22 Guglielmo Palazzani, 23 Ian McKinley
For Ireland: Scrum-half Luke McGrath will be looking to press his claims in the absence of Conor Murray and a strong performance on Saturday would decrease the pressure on Murray in his race to be fit to face New Zealand. McGrath has been outstanding for Leinster during their recent dominance of the club game and alongside Joey Carbery, this is a mouth-watering pairing that should cause Italy many problems.
For Italy: Handed the captaincy, expect Michele Campagnaro to lead by example for the Azzurri. The recently released Exeter Chiefs centre has always shown great endeavour whenever on the field for both the Premiership club and his country and with the added responsibility of being skipper, he will be fired up to impress. Campagnaro has big shoes to fill however as Sergio Parisse sits out this international.
Head-to-head: Speaking of captains, Rhys Ruddock lines up against Johan Meyer in Chicago in a clash that will provide sparks. Meyer is a no-nonsense carrier who, if given room to run, will punish defences so Ruddock will need to be on his game to silence the Zebre man on Saturday.