10 Dec, 10:30
The IRFU and Munster are pleased to announce that Conor Murray has signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2016.
Ripobitan D Challenge 2005: First Test: Sunday, June 12 Japan v Ireland, Nagai Stadium, Osaka, 6.00am Irish time (deferred "as live" coverage 11.00am, highlights, 6.30pm, RTE Two)
Japan: Goshi Tachikawa; Daisuke Ohata, Reuben Parkinson, Yukio Motoki, Hiroki Mizuno; Kyohei Morita, Wataru Murata; Hiroshi Takahashi, Ken Tsukagoshi, Ryo Yamamura, Takanori Kumagae, Jamie Washington, Hare Makiri, Ryota Asano, Takuro Miuchi (Capt).
Replacements: Masakazu Nakabayashi, Kenji Kasai, Shigeyasu Takagi, Hitoshi Ono, Shota Goto, Tomoaki Nakai, Teppei Tomioka.
(15) Girvan Dempsey (Terenure College/Leinster) (14) Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) (13) Gavin Duffy (NEC Harlequins) (12) Kevin Maggs (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) (11) Anthony Horgan (Cork Constitution/Munster) (10) David Humphreys (Dungannon/Ulster) (Capt) (9) Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster) (1) Marcus Horan (Shannon/Munster) (2) Frankie Sheahan (Cork Constitution/Munster) (3) Simon Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) (4) Leo Cullen (Leicester Tigers) (5) Matt McCullough (Ballymena/Ulster) (6) Alan Quinlan (Shannon/Munster) (7) Johnny O'Connor (Wasps) (8) Roger Wilson (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
(16) Bernard Jackman (Clontarf/Leinster) (17) Reggie Corrigan (Greystones/Leinster) (18) Trevor Hogan (Shannon/Munster) (19) Eric Miller (Terenure College/Leinster) (20) Kieran Campbell (Dungannon/Ulster) (21) Jeremy Staunton (Wasps) (22) David Quinlan (Northampton Saints)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)