Andy Farrell will name his Ireland team to face New Zealand this afternoon.

Following an impressive 60-5 win over Japan last Saturday the head coach is not expected to make major changes to his side.

Out-half Johnny Sexton is certain to start, with Jamison Gibson-Park's performance last week likely to see him retain his place, although the more experienced Conor Murray will be pushing hard.

Robbie Henshaw only returned to training during the week after a foot injury and he'll do well to upset the centre pairing of Garry Ringrose and Bundee Aki, who both were among the try-scorers last week.

Hugo Keenan has no major competition for the full-back shirt, while Andrew Conway, scorer of a hat-trick last weekend, and James Lowe are expected to start on the wings again.

The dynamic front row of Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher and Tadhg Furlong did as much as could have been asked.

Iain Henderson, who came on as a replacement last week, may be in line for a start alongside James Ryan in the second row.

That could see Tadhg Beirne moving to the back row in place on Caelan Doris, however Farrell may opt to keep the versatile Munster and Lions forward in reserve.

Josh van der Flier and Jack Conan may start again with Peter O'Mahony again on the bench.

"There's a little bit more to it than that," said Farrell when asked if the team that beat Japan had done enough to keep their places.

"We're pretty fortunate that it looks like we've come through the game pretty good on the fitness front, a lot of the lads have put their hands up through performance."

New Zealand named their team this morning, with Beauden Barrett starting at out-half.

Ireland (possible): Hugo Keenan; Andrew Conway, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, James Lowe; Johnny Sexton, Jamison Gibson-Park; Andrew Porter, Rónan Kelleher, Tadhg Furlong; Iain Henderson, James Ryan; Tadhg Beirne, Josh van der Flier, Jack Conan.

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