How Ireland’s ’60 per cent men’ will beat Australia

Team announced: 1 McGrath 2 Best 3 Ross 4 Toner 5 POC 6 POM 7 Ruddock 8 Heaslip 9 Murray 10 Sexton 11 Zebo 12 D'Arcy 13 Henshaw 14 Bowe 15 R Kearney subs Kilcoyne Ah You Cronin Foley O'Donnell Madigan Reddan Jones

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How Ireland’s ’60 per cent men’ will beat Australia

Paddy Jackson is a 10. Madigan has got ahead of him for the bench.

3 days ago
How Ireland’s ’60 per cent men’ will beat Australia

Hi Redbull - thanks. you're right, I didn't mention Gilroy and he is an outside bet for the wing spot, but I suspect Zebo has the more experience at this point and Schmidt will go with that. Trimble has been brilliant in the last 12 months, and was voted Ireland's player of the Season recently, but unfortunately is injured - Schmidt has revived him completely. Rory Best is apparently recovered and fit to go on Saturday which is a boost for the front row. Payne is definitely out, and Stuart Olding and Darren Cave, both of Ulster are being considered instead of Darcy to partner Henshaw. No one knows what's in Schmidt's mind and he'll keep 'em guessing until lunchtime tomorrow (1pm Irish time) for team announcement.

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