Nine Leinster Players In Ireland Squad To Face Wales
August 6, 2015 12:00 am client
The Ireland Coaching Team have announced the team to take on Wales in the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
Jamie Heaslip captains the side and is joined in the backrow by Tommy O’Donnell and Jordi Murphy.
There’s an all Leinster front-row made up of Mike Ross, who wins his 50th cap, Richardt Strauss and Jack McGrath.
Donnacha Ryan makes his international return after an absence through injury of over two years and is partnered in the row by Iain Henderson.
Eoin Reddan and Paddy Jackson make up the half-back pairing with Darren Cave and Keith Earls linking up in the centre.
The back three consists of Fergus McFadden, Andrew Trimble and Felix Jones.
Among the replacements are Rory Best, David Kilcoyne, Michael Bent, Dan Tuohy, Chris Henry, Kieran Marmion, Ian Madigan and Simon Zebo.
Broadcast information for Wales v Ireland.
IRELAND team to play Wales – Saturday, 8th August, 2015
15. Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster)
14. Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
13. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
12. Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
11. Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
10. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
9. Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
2. Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
4. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
5. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
6. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
7. Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) CAPTAIN
16. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)
17. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
18. Michael Bent (Dublin University/Leinster)
19. Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster)
20. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
21. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)
22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)
23. Simon Zebo (Cork Con/Munster)