Ireland name team for Wales clash

by staff

Ireland head coach Declan Kidney on Wednesday announced his team to play Wales in their quarter-final match at Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday, 8 October.

Kidney is yet to determine who will start as hooker due to injury concerns over Rory Best.

Best, Sean Cronin or Damien Varley have all been listed as possible starters in number two or 16.


1. Cian Healy

2. To be announced

3. Mike Ross

4. Donncha O'Callaghan

5. Paul O'Connell

6. Stephen Ferris

7. Sean O'Brien

8. Jamie Heaslip

9. Conor Murray

10. Ronan O'Gara

11. Keith Earls

12. Gordon D'Arcy

13. Brian O'Driscoll (c)

14. Tommy Bowe

15. Rob Kearney


16. To be announced

17. Tom Court

18. Donnacha Ryan

19. Denis Leamy

20. Eoin Reddan

21. Jonathan Sexton

22. Andrew Trimble