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Horgan Returns To Ireland Team

Horgan Returns To Ireland Team

Ireland coach Eddie O’Sullivan has made just one change to the team that defeated Namibia for Ireland’s second game of the Rugby World Cup against Georgia on Saturday.

Horgan returns to the Ireland starting team having fully recovered from the knee ligament strain which he sustained whilst warming up for the World Cup warm-up game against Scotland at Murrayfield last month.

Horgan, who replaces Andrew Trimble, comes in as the only change to the side that started Sunday’s 32-17 win over Namibia.


Brian O’Driscoll, Marcus Horan and Ronan O’Gara have all been passed fit to play following minor injuries picked up in the opening game against Namibia.


Ireland coach Eddie O’Sullivan said: “Shane has recovered fully and (his return) is in line with the original prognosis. It’s a boost to the squad and to the team to have him back.”


IRELAND TEAM & REPLACEMENTS (v Georgia, Stade Chaban Delmas, Bordeaux, Saturday , September 15, 2007, kick-off 9pm local time):


15 – Girvan Dempsey (Terenure College/Leinster)
14 – Shane Horgan (Boyne/Leinster)
13 – Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) captain
12 – Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)  
11 – Denis Hickie (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
10 – Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster) 
9 – Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster)  
1 – Marcus Horan (Shannon/Munster)  
2 – Rory Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 
3 – John Hayes (Bruff/Munster) 
4 – Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster)  
5 – Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster)
6 – Simon Easterby (Llanelli) 
7 – David Wallace (Garryowen/Munster)
8 – Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster)  


Replacements:


16 – Jerry Flannery (Shannon/Munster)
17 – Simon Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
18 – Malcolm O’Kelly (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
19 – Neil Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
20 – Isaac Boss (Ballymena/Ulster)
21 – Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster)  
22 – Geordan Murphy (Leicester)