Carbery could face All Blacks on Ireland debut


There are five uncapped players in the Ireland squad named to travel to the United States for Saturday's meeting with New Zealand, as Keith Earls and Paddy Jackson miss out.

Munster's Earls is suspended for two weeks for a dangerous tackle on Glasgow's Fraser Brown, while Jackson has been omitted from the group due to personal reasons.

Forwards Iain Henderson, Sean O'Brien and Peter O'Mahony are injured, while Luke Marshall and James Tracy were also dropped from the initial 34-man squad.

In the absence of Jackson, 21-year-old fly-half Joey Carbery could, if called on, make his Test debut as Jonathan Sexton's understudy.

Ireland tackle New Zealand in Chicago tasked with halting the unstoppable All Blacks, who set a new tier-one record of 18 successive victories when they defeated Australia in Auckland on October 22.

Joe Schmidt's team will meet the world champions again in Dublin on November 19.