Keith Wood will captain the 2003 Ireland Rugby World Cup squad, in what will be his third World Cup campaign. The squad will depart Ireland for Australia on September 29th.
Fri. Sept. 19th: Final RWC Prep. game, Lansdowne Road. The game, Ireland U25 v Presidents XV – Cancelled.
Tue. Sept. 16th: Squad returns home from Spain.
Tue. Sept. 9th: Squad departs for Bilbao, Spain for warm-weather training camp. John Hayes, John Kelly, Shane Horgan remain in ireland to continue their rehab.
The Ireland Rugby World Cup 2003 Squad.
Simon Best (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins)
Shane Byrne (Leinster/Blackrock College)
Reggie Corrigan (Leinster/ Greystones)
Victor Costello (Leinster/St. Mary’s College)
Simon Easterby (Llanelli)
Keith Gleeson(Leinster/St.Mary’s College)
John Hayes (Munster/Shannon)
Marcus Horan (Munster/Shannon)
Eric Miller (Leinster/Terenure College)
Donncha O’Callaghan(Munster/Cork Constitution)
Paul O’Connell (Munster/Young Munster)
Malcolm O’Kelly (Leinster/St. Mary’s College)
Frank Sheahan (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon)
Keith Wood (Munster/Garryowen).
Girvan Dempsey (Leinster/Terenure College)
Neil Doak (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins)
Guy Easterby (Rotherham)
Denis Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary’s College)
Anthony Horgan (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Shane Horgan (Leinster/Lansdowne)
David Humphreys (Ulster/Dungannon)
John Kelly (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Kevin Maggs (Bath)
Brian O’Driscoll (Leinster/Blackrock College)
Ronan O’Gara (Munster/Cork Constitution)
Peter Stringer (Munster/Shannon).
RWC Shadow Squad.
Justin Bishop (London Irish)
Paul Burke (Harlequins)
Emmet Byrne (Leinster/St. Mary’s College)
Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock
Gordon Darcy (Leinster/Lansdowne)
Kieron Dawson (London Irish),
Justin Fitzpatrick (Castres)
Tyrone Howe (Ulster/Dungannon), Mike Mullins
Brian O’Meara (Leinster/Cork
David Quinlan (Leinster/Blackrock College)
Paul Shields (Ulster/Ballymena)
David Wallace (Munster/Garryowen)
Paddy Wallace (Ulster/Ballymena).
Manager – Brian O’Brien.
Coach – Eddie O’Sullivan
Assistant Coach – Declan Kidney
Forwards Coach – Niall O’Donovan.
Defence Coach – Mike
Scrummage Coach – Tony Darcy
Kicking Coach – Mark Tainton
Doctor – Gary O’ Driscoll
Physiotherapist – Ailbe McCormack
Fitness Coach – Mike
Bio-Mechanist – Emilie Foster
Masseur – Shaun Gilmore
Video Analysist – Mervyn Murphy
Baggage Master – Patrick O’Reilly
– Gerard Carmody
Media Liaison Officer – John Redmond.