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Overall there are 12 changes, which includes one positional switch, to the side that started last weekend. Geordan Murphy moves from the bench to start at full back. Barry Murphy also comes into the starting side to partner Gavin Duffy who will play at inside centre. Paddy Wallace is ruled out due to the knee injury he picked up last week, so the newly arrived Jeremy Staunton goes straight into outhalf. He will be partnered at scrumhalf by Eoin Reddan, who makes his first start for Ireland.

In the forwards, Frankie Sheahan replaces Jerry Flannery at hooker. The entire back five of the pack has been changed, with Leo Cullen and Mick Oâ00Driscoll in the secondrow. Alan Quinlan and Stephen Ferris, who starts at No.8 for his third cap, will join new cap Shane Jennings in the backrow.

Ireland Coach Eddie Oâ00Sullivan said, â00I think a lot of the players last week stood up and put their cases forward for World Cup selection. This weekâ00s team has the same opportunity to do that in another pressurised environment.â0

The Ireland team to play Argentina on Saturday, 2nd June 2007 in the Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires at 16.10hrs local time (20.10 Irish time) is as follows:

Player Club Caps

15 - Geordan Murphy Leicester 47

14 - Brian Carney Clonakilty/Munster 1

13 - Barry Murphy U.L. Bohemians/Munster 1

12 - Gavin Duffy Galwegians/Connacht 5

11 - Rob Kearney UCD/Leinster 0

10 - Jeremy Staunton Wasps 4

9 - Eoin Reddan Wasps 1

1 - Bryan Young Ballymena/Ulster 6

2 - Frankie Sheahan Cork Constitution/Munster 27

3 - Simon Best Captain Belfast Harlequins/Ulster 17

4 - Leo Cullen Leicester 18

5 - Mick Oâ00Driscoll Cork Constitution/Munster 10

6 - Alan Quinlan Shannon/Munster 23

7 - Shane Jennings Leicester 0

8 - Stephen Ferris Dungannon/Ulster 2

Replacements:

16 - Bernard Jackman Clontarf/Leinster 3

17 - Tony Buckley Shannon/Munster 1

18 - Malcolm Oâ00Kelly St. Maryâ00s College/Leinster 84

19 - Neil Best Belfast Harlequins/Ulster 11

20 - Isaac Boss Ballymena/Ulster 8

21 - Kieran Lewis St.Maryâ00s College/Leinster 2

22 - Luke Fitzgerald Blackrock College/Leinster 1

Not considered due to injury:

Tommy Bowe {shoulder}

Andrew Trimble {ankle}

Paddy Wallace {knee}

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