The Ireland A team to play Scotland A this Friday night in the RDS (KO: 7.35pm) shows two changes to the squad that was due to play England Saxons in the recently cancelled game…

Donnacha Ryan starts at blindside flanker with Ulster’s Ed O’Donoghue coming into the replacements.

Isaac Boss has recovered from illness and is also among the replacements instead of Chris Keane. The side will be captained by Bob Casey.

Supporters who purchased tickets for the Ireland ‘A’ V England Saxons game may present their ticket for entry to this game which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in the RDS.


15: Gavin Duffy (Galwegians – Connacht)
14: Andrew Trimble (Ballymena – Ulster)
13: Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins – Ulster)* 
12:  Keith Matthews (Buccaneers – Connacht)*
11: Mark McCrea (Malone – Ulster)*
10: Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College – Leinster)*
9: Eoin Reddan (London Wasps)

1: Cian Healy (Clontarf – Leinster)*
2: Sean Cronin (Buccaneers – Connacht)*
3: Mike Ross (Harlequins)*
4: Bob Casey (London Irish) CAPTAIN
5: Ryan Caldwell (Dungannon – Ulster)*
6; Donnacha Ryan (Shannon – Munster)
7: Shane Jennings (St. Mary’s College – Leinster)
8: John Muldoon (Galwegians – Connacht)*


16: John Fogarty (Clontarf – Leinster)*
17: John Andress (Exeter)*
18: Ed O’Donoghue (Instonians – Ulster)*
19: Sean O’Brien (Clontarf – Leinster)*
20: Isaac Boss (Ballymena – Ulster)
21: Ian Humphreys (Ballymena – Ulster)*
22: Barry Murphy (UL Bohemians – Munster)

* denotes uncapped players