The Ireland ‘A’ match against the England Saxons at Donnybrook tonight (KO: 7.35pm) GOES AHEAD as scheduled after a pitch inspection on Friday lunchtime…Chris Keane earns call up…

Reserve scrumhalf Isaac Boss has been ruled out of the Ireland A team due to illness for the game against the England Saxons at Donnybrook this evening (k.o. 7.30pm).

Leinster scrumhalf Chris Keane has been called up as a replacement to the team.


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: Neil Best (Northampton)
7: Shane Jennings (St. Mary’s College – Leinster)
8: John Muldoon (Galwegians – Connacht)*


16: John Fogarty (Leinster)*
17: John Andress (Exeter)*
18: Donnacha Ryan (Shannon – Munster)
19: Sean O’Brien (Clontarf – Leinster)*
20: Chris Keane (Old Belvedere – Leinster)
21: Ian Humphreys (Ballymena – Ulster)*
22: Barry Murphy (U.L. Bohemians -Munster)

*denotes uncapped players