Ireland team to play New Zealand in 3rd Test

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony has been named at number 8 for Ireland’s 3rd and final Test against the All Blacks in Hamilton. Paddy Wallace starts at inside centre replacing the injured Gordon D’Arcy with Keith Earls on the left wing.

15. Rob Kearney, 14. Fergus McFadden, 13. Brian O’Driscoll (c), 12. Paddy Wallace, 11. Keith Earls, 10. Jonathan Sexton, 9. Conor Murray; 1. Cian Healy, 2. Rory Best, 3. Mike Ross, 4. Dan Tuohy, 5. Donnacha Ryan, 6. Kevin McLaughlin, 7. Sean O’Brien, 8. Peter O’Mahony

Replacements:

16. Sean Cronin, 17. Declan Fitzpatrick, 18. Donnacha O’Callaghan, 19. Chris Henry, 20. Eoin Reddan, 21. Ronan O’Gara, 22. Andrew Trimble.

9 thoughts on “Ireland team to play New Zealand in 3rd Test

  1. No place for Zebo even on the bench. Is he out to destroy his career before it starts. It’s still a useful team though. O’Mahony might be Heaslip’s successor at 8 anyway so it’s not awful. But how good is he? You need to know what you’re at in that position.

  2. I would have thought McFadden could have been put centre which would give Zebo a wing too. Wallace concerns me as always, his size makes him a target. Big changes in the squad these days which is good, proves there is life after POC whatever about BOD.

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  3. why is wallace playing? should have put mcfadden in centre leavig ither wing open for trimble. Also good to see omahony in for Heaslip as Heaslip is out of form of late

  4. What about McFadden? Absent or useless in two games and he still gets to start ahead of Zebo or Trimble? In the NZ newspaper website for the second game the pundit said he was tempted to write DNP for his score.

  5. I agree that Wallace is too small to be facing Sonny Bill. Should they have moved Sexton to inside centre and started O’Gara? The combination worked quite well at the end of game two.

  6. Half time 29 – 0 – SBW V Paddy Wallace ridiculous. DK you have no more excuses for bringing in the light weight PW. Let this be the last time we see him in an Irish jersey.

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