McCarthy replaces injured Ryan on bench

Donnacha Ryan has been ruled out of the game against Fiji tomorrow due to illness.

The IRFU confirmed the news after the Ireland captain's run in Thomond Park this morning.

The Munster man will be replaced by Connacht's second row forward, Mike McCarthy, on the replacements in his place.

Ireland team and replacements v Fiji, kick-off 5:30 pm:

15 –Denis Hurley (Dolphin/Munster)

14 - Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

13 – Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

12 – Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)

11 – Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)

10 – Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)

9 - Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)

1 – David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)

2 - Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)

3 - Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)

4 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster)

5 – Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster)

6 - Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)

7 – John Muldoon (Galwegians/Connacht)

8 - Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster) (capt)

Replacements:

16 - Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)

17 - Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)

18 - Michael Bent (Leinster)

19 - Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht)

20 - Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)

21 - Paul Marshall (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

22 - Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)

23 - Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

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