first_imgSchmidt will be wanting to run a critical eye over Declan Fitzpatrick and Dave Kearney before Australia visit the following week, and Fergus McFadden will be one to watch. Ireland XV versus Samoa: Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy, Fergus McFadden, Paddy Jackson, Conor Murray; Jack McGrath, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Mike McCarthy, Devin Toner, Peter O’Mahony, Chris Henry, Jamie Heaslip (C)Subs: Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Declan Fitzpatrick, Paul O’Connell, Sean O’Brien, Eoin Reddan, Ian Madigan, Dave Kearney Leading from the back of the pack: Jamie Heaslip is vice-captain for the season but will be captain for this TestIRELAND HAVE named a side to face Samoa in their first November Test.Jamie Heaslip has been selected as captain for the first game at the Aviva Stadium, but Joe Schmidt has named Paul O’Connell – who sits on the bench for the match – his skipper for the season. Mike McCarthy and Devin Toner are the starting second-rows.Other notable switches mean that Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien fill the bench, with Jack McGrath starting for his first cap. Who else isn’t risked against the heavy-hitting Samoans? Racing Metro’s Jonny Sexton won’t join up with Ireland until the end of the week so Paddy Jackson is starting at fly-half and Ian Madigan waits in the stands.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more