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Ramos is reportedly ready to leave Real Madrid after 16 years with the club.
There is also a first start for 23-year-old second row Oisin Dowling, who twice previously featured from the bench.
The Munster scrum-half is one of two uncapped players named in the squad to take on the Azzurri.
'What happened the team bus before the game?' Mick McCarthy: 'It broke down.' 'Can you expand on that?' MM: 'It wouldn't go any further'.
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