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By Michael Morrow
BBC Sport NI at Fukuoka
Robbie Henshaw will play having been named at centre for the final pool game against Samoa of Ireland.
The Leinster ago, that missed the first three games with a hamstring injury, will associate Bundee Aki at midfield.
Johnny Sexton is selected using Joey Carbery around the bench at fly-half, as Conor Murray comes in at nine.
Tadhg Beirne goes to the rear row from lock.
Jordan Larmour comes in at full-back having impressed in Irelands very first revival against Scotland.
In need of a bonus-point to guarantee passing to the previous eight years, head trainer Joe Schmidt had appointed a strong side, making 11 changes from the team that defeated Pool A minnows Russia at Kobe last Thursday.
The yield of Henshaw, that has been limited to just two international looks so far this year, as a timely boost for Ireland who will expect the 26-year-old could have an impact like the one he had in Irelands closing warm-up triumph over Wales in September.
Captain Rory Best Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlongs choice front all return concerning duo James Ryan and Iain Henderson.
While Jack Carty is absent from the match-day 23 for the very first 42, the only two Ireland players to have started each of the games up to now in the tournament, Peter OMahony and garry Ringrose, are rested.
The cancellation of the final group match against Italy of New Zealand means Ireland know that, should they progress to the quarter-finals as group runners-up, they will face the All Blacks.
Typhoon Hagibis, that has wreaked havoc upon the pool stages last weekend, might yet mean Sundays meeting between Scotland and Japan being called off and has forced two games to be resumed.
Whatever the circumstance, Japan understand they will top the group should they collect at least two things from their match, regardless of Irelands result against Samoa.
Japan finished in a defeat samoas slim chances of progressing to the knock-out phases past Saturday.
Steve Jackson makes just two changes to his side together with Logovii Mulipola and Teofilo Paulo, for their final game in Fukuoka.
In their past two games, against Scotland and Japan, Samoa have placed in spirited first half screens before allowing their opponents to dominate the game.
Ireland: Larmour Henshaw, Aki, Stockdale; Sexton, Murray; Healy Furlong James Ryan; Stander, Beirne der Flier.
Replacements: Scannell, Kilcoyne, Porter OMahony Carbery, Conway.
Samoa: Nanai-Williams; Tuala, Leiua Fidow; Seuteni, Polataivao; Mulipola, S Lam Alaalatoa, Paulo Vui, Ioane, J Lam.
Replacements: Niuia, Alo-Emile, Lay Tyrell, Cowley, Pisi, Fonotia.
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