Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 

Ireland name Six Nations team to face Wales


Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Thursday 2 February 2012


Ireland coach Declan Kidney has made three changes to the team that played Wales in Ireland's final 2011 Rugby World Cup match for this weekend's Six Nations opener.

Keith Earls (pictured) will start at centre alongside Gordon D'Arcy with Andrew, Trimble coming into the team on the left wing.

In the half-backs Jonathan, Sexton will win his 25th cap and he is partnered by Conor Murray.

The pack is unchanged from the last game with Paul O'Connell wearing, the captain's armband.

The uncapped Peter O'Mahony is named in, the replacements.

More to follow.

Ireland Team

15 - Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster), 14 - Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), 13 - Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster), 12 - Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster), 11 - Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster), 10 - Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary's College/Leinster) , 9 - Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster), 1 - Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), 2 - Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), 3 - Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), 4 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), 5 - Paul O'Connell (Young Munster/Munster) Captain, 6 - Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster), 7 - Sean O'Brien (Clontarf/Leinster), 8 - Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster)

Replacements:, 16 - Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster), 17 - Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), 18 - Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster), 19 - Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster), 20 - Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster), 21 - Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), 22 - Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

 
 
Heineken Cup Rugby News
Aviva Premiership
Anglo Welsh Cup News
Franklin's Gardens to host Anglo Welsh LV Cup final
Northampton Saints home ground of Franklin's Gardens has been chosen by the Rugby Football Union as the host venue for this season's Anglo Welsh LV= Cup final
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Anglo Welsh LV= Cup fixtures updated
Exeter Chiefs beat Saints to win LV Cup
Exeter vs Northampton LV= Cup final preview

More Anglo Welsh Cup News

Six Nations Rugby
Under fire Johnson gets backing from bosses
Scottish Rugby Union chief executive Mark Dodson has denied claims that Scott Johnson has been rewarded for failure after Scotland's miserable 2014 Six Nations campaign.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
England's Brown wins Six Nations best player
Scotland fullback Hogg gets three week ban
Warburton to be out of action for 'several months'

More Six Nations Rugby News

 
Rugby Week Sponsor
 
 
Latest Rugby video