RWC 2011: Ireland team to face USA

Declan Kidney has named his team to take on USA in their opening Rugby World Cup fixture this weekend.

Young Conor Murray starts at scrum-half, with Jonny Sexton at ten. How far can this team go?

1. Tom Court
2. Rory Best
3. Mike Ross
4. Donncha O’Callaghan
5. Paul O’Connell
6. Stephen Ferris
7. Shane Jennings
8. Jamie Heaslip
9. Conor Murray
10. Jonathan Sexton
11. Keith Earls
12. Gordon D’Arcy
13. Brian O’Driscoll (c)
14. Tommy Bowe
15. Geordan Murphy

16. Jerry Flannery
17. Tony Buckley
18. Donnacha Ryan
19. Denis Leamy
20. Eoin Reddan
21. Sean O’Brien
22. Andrew Trimble

2 thoughts on “RWC 2011: Ireland team to face USA

  1. This is a pretty strong side with a very good bench, should get us off to a winning start for WC Murray could end up as the No 1 half back ,good to see Jennings getting a start at 7 he will deliver

  2. good side named alright. i hope the intensity is there and we front up in the collision . also hoping jennings delivers, plays v well for club and i don’t think he is out of his depth at test level, just needs more game time to get up to speed. we need a out and out 7, bottoms line. best of luck ireland

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