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Ireland make eleven changes

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Nov 2010


Ireland have made eleven changes to their side ahead of the visit of Tri-Nations New Zealand on Saturday.

Ireland bounced back from defeat against South Africa in their opening autumn international to beat Samoa in Dublin last weekend and have named a squad that is made up entirely of Magners League based players.

Rob Kearney has recovered from an injury he picked up against the world champions a fortnight ago and comes back in at full-back with Luke Fitzgerald switching to the left wing.

Gordon D'Arcy resumes his provincial partnership alongside Ireland Captain Brian O'Driscoll with Jonathan Sexton and Eoin Reddan also recalled to the starting XV.

Up front Tom Court switches to tight head with Cian Healy and Rory Best completing the front row. Donncha O'Callaghan will be partnered by Mick O'Driscoll in the second row while Stephen Ferris and David Wallace join Jamie Heaslip to complete the line up.


Robert Kearney (UCD/Leinster), Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), Brian O'Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) Captain, Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrcok College/Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (St.Mary's College/Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster), Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster), Mick O'Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster), David Wallace (Garryowen/Munster), Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster)

Replacements: Sean Cronin (Buccaneers/Connacht), John Hayes (Bruff/Munster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster), Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster), Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster), Keith Earls (Thomond/Munster).