03/O9/2002. There were no real surprises when Ireland team manager Brian O’Brien announced the side to play Romania in Thomond Park next Saturday.
The Ireland side to play Romania in Thomond Park next Saturday (1.30pm) sees a return to the centre for Kevin Maggs and Denis Hickie, both of whom mised the summer tour to New Zealand.
Ireland Girvan Dempsey; John Kelly, Brian O’Driscoll, Kevin Maggs, Denis Hickie; Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer; Reggie Corrigan, Keith Wood capt, John Hayes; Gary Longwell; Malcolm O’Kelly; Simon Easterby, Keith Gleeson, Anthony Foley.
Replacements – Shane Byrne, Paul Wallace, Leo Cullen, AN Other, Guy Easterby, David Humphreys, Rob Henderson.