Ireland team to play USA

irfuInterim head coach Les Kiss has named his team to play USA this weekend in Houston:

15. Robbie Henshaw
14. Fergus McFadden
13. Darren Cave
12. Stuart Olding
11. Simon Zebo
10. Ian Madigan
9. Isaac Boss
1. David Kilcoyne
2. Richardt Strauss
3. Mike Ross
4. Mike McCarthy
5. Devin Toner
6. Ian Henderson
7. Chris Henry
8. Peter O’Mahony

Replacements: Sherry, Hagan, Court, Tuohy, O’Donnell, Marshall, Jackson, Jones

4 thoughts on “Ireland team to play USA

  1. Madigan > Jackson: what a difference 3/4 months makes, been the better player for a lot longer; shame Kidney couldn’t see that for some reason – would have 2 more wins in this years 6 nations (France and Scotland) – maybe even 3 (Italy).

    McFadden’s progression over the past 2 years has been so disappointing. His best position is 12 but hasn’t been able to oust D’Arcy at Leinster. Had a chance this year to even try make impact at 13 with BOD injuries but still stuck on the wing – he’s not a wing. Can’t see him making any impact at international level in years to come.

    Overall exciting team, some good young players who should be challenging for RWC 2015 spots – time for new generation to shine

  2. happy with the team but i Have no idea why Trimble has not been selected for Ireland this year when he’s played so well? Makes no sense to me, he’s a far better player than Fergus McFadden

  3. Looks like Trimble will be a casualty of the change of managers & generation of players … never got his chance under DK, and will be seen as old guard under JS

    1. it does, it’s sad, don’t get me wrong i wouldn’t start him ahead of bowe or zebo but as an ulsterman i think the majority of our fans would far rather have trimble than gilroy to be honest.

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