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Ireland Team To Play England

Ireland Team To Play England

The Ireland team and replacements for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations showdown with England at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 3pm) have been named.

Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has named an unchanged side from the one that beat Wales 30-22 in Cardiff last weekend.

Gordon D’Arcy, Peter O’Mahony and Keith Earls have all recovered from knocks picked up in that game and will take their place in the matchday squad.

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“All three lads trained with us so that is not a problem and barring any reaction, which we don’t expect, we don’t have any fitness tests planned for tomorrow,” said Kidney.

“The players have recovered pretty well from the Wales game. We took 48 hours off after the match and have toned down training since.”

IRELAND Team & Replacements (v England, 2013 RBS 6 Nations Championship, Aviva Stadium, Sunday, February 10, kick-off 3pm):

Club/Province/International Caps –

15 – Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster/42)
14 – Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster/2)
13 – Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster/121)
12 – Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster/72)
11 – Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster/4)
10 – Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster/35)
9 – Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster/15)
1 – Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster/36)
2 – Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster/63)
3 – Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster/25)
4 – Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht/7)
5 – Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster/24)
6 – Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster/10)
7 – Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster/23)
8 – Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster/53) (capt)


16 – Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster/23)
17 – David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster/3)
18 – Declan Fitzpatrick (Dungannon/Ulster/3)
19 – Donncha O’Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster/91)
20 – Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster/5)
21 – Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster/48)
22 – Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster/126)
23 – Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster/35)