Tommy Bowe replaces Fergus McFadden, O’Gara relegates Sexton to the bench, Eoin Reddan replaces O’Leary (back injury) and Stringer is on the bench… Donncha O’Callaghan wins his 70th cap, and O’Driscoll will captain Ireland for the 73rd time! IRELAND Team & Replacements (v Scotland, 2011 RBS 6 Nations Championship, Murrayfield, Sunday, February 27, kick-off 3pm):… Read more »
Declan Kidney has added eight players for training this week to the 22-man squad for the France game, with the team and replacements for Sunday’s Murrayfield game to be announced tomorrow. Peter Stringer has been overlooked again which limits the opstions at scrumhalf. O’Leary has attracted a lot attention in the wake of the French… Read more »
Andy Robinson will be having a serious re-think about his team to face Ireland on Sunday, Jone Ansbro, Hugo Southwell and Rory Lamont are all likely to be out for the game.
Rob Kearney is almost certainly not going to play any further part in the 2011 Six Nations campaign as rehabilitation on his long-term knee injusy continues. He had keyhole surgery this morning but even with the good progression he has made, a comeback for the finale against England seems unrealistic. Kearney has not played any rugby since the injury against… Read more »
Brian O’Driscoll is an angry man after seeing Ireland crash to a home defeat against Les Bleus. He has pretty much challenged his players that if they cannot deliver they should not be there. France were outscored by three tries to one, and yet came out on top in the first game at the Aviva… Read more »