Ireland team for World Cup opener to be named today

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Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will name his team latter this morning ahead of Saturdays opener against Canada at the Millennium stadium.

According to the Irish Times Luke Fitzgerald will replace the injured Robbie Henshaw in the centre while Keith Earls will start on the wing in place of Simon Zebo.

In the forwards Iain Henderson is expected to start beside Paul O'Connell.