The Ireland team for Sunday’s Guinness Series clash against Argentina in the Aviva Stadium (KO: 2.30pm)…Hines in for Scotland…Galarza starts for Argentina…

There are two changes to the front row with Sean Cronin taking over form Rory Best and Tony Buckley, who missed the last two games in the Guinness Series due to a hip injury, coming into the team at tight head in place of Tom Court, who reverts to the replacements.

Hooker Damien Varley makes his first home match 22 as he is also named in the replacements having won his first cap as a replacement against Australia on the Summer tour.


15: Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers)
14: Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)
13: Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) CAPTAIN
12: Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
11: Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
10: Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
9: Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster)

1: Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
2: Sean Cronin (Buccaneers/Connacht)
3: Tony Buckley (Shannon/Munster)
4: Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster)
5: Mick O’Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster)
6: Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster)
7: David Wallace (Garryowen/Munster)
8: Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster)


16: Damien Varley (Garryowen/Munster)
17: Tom Court (Malone/Ulster)
18: Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
19: Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster)
20: Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
21: Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster)
22: Keith Earls (Thomond/Munster)

Argentina have made three changes to their starting line-up for Sunday’s game.

Horacio Agulla is named on the wing for Gonzalo Camacho while Marcelo Bosch and Julio Farias Cabello come in for Santiago Fenandez and Miguel De Achaval at centre and in the back-row.

Former Leinster player of the year Felipe Contepomi captains the side.

Meanwhile, Nathan Hines is again included in the Scotland team to face Samoa in Aberdeen on Saturday afternoon (KO: 2.30pm) after impressing in the Scots’ 21-17 victory over South Africa last weekend.


15: Martin Rodriguez
14: Horacio Agulla
13: Gonzalo Tiesi
12: Marcelo Bosch
11: Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
10: Felipe Contepomi CAPTAIN
9: Nicolas Vergallo

1: Rodrigo Roncero
2: Mario Ledesma
3: Martin Scelzo
4: Mariano Galarza
5: Patricio Albacete
6: Genaro Fessia
7: Julio Farias Cabello
8: Juan Fernandez Lobbe


16: Agustin Creevy
17: Marcos Ayerza
18: Juan Figallo
19: Santiago Guzman
20: Alvaro Galindo
21: Alfredo Lalanne
22: Lucas Borges

SCOTLAND (team to face Samoa):

15: Hugo Southwell
14: Nikki Walker
13: Joe Ansbro
12: Graeme Morrison
11: Sean Lamont
10: Dan Parks
9: Rory Lawson CAPTAIN

1: Allan Jacobsen
2: Ross Ford
3: Euan Murray
4: Nathan Hines
5: Richie Gray
6: Kelly Brown
7: John Barclay
8: Richie Vernon


16: Dougie Hall
17: Moray Low
18: Jim Hamilton
19: Ross Rennie
20: Mike Blair
21: Ruaridh Jackson
22: Max Evans