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Mick O'Driscoll who is set to win his ninth international cap gainst Italy
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O'Driscoll In, O'Connell Out
3 March 2007, 1:00 pm
By Pat Geraghty
Mick O'Driscoll will win his ninth intrnational cap against Italy on Saturday in Rome when he partners his Munster colleague Donncha O'Callaghan in the final round of RBS Six Nations matches.
No ALT tag specifiedThe twenty eight year old who has played over ninety times for Munster moves up from the bench in place of Paul O'Connell who broke a thumb in the game against Scotland last weekend.

News on O'Connell's injury is bad from a Munster point of view because he has had a pin inserted and has been ruled out for four or five weeks which means he will not be available to them when they travel to Stradey Park at the end of the month.

Eddie O'Sullivan has bracketed Marcus Horan with Simon Best at loose-head prop, the Irish coach hoping that Horan will recover from a calf injury in time to take his place in the starting line-up against the Italians.

Italy centre Gonzalo Canale has been ruled out of Saturday's game because of a thigh injury picked up in the course of his side's
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Ireland: G Dempsey; S Horgan, B O'Driscoll (capt), G D'Arcy, D Hickie; R O'Gara, P Stringer; M Horan/S Best, R Best, J Hayes, D O'Callaghan, M O'Driscoll, S Easterby, D Wallace, D Leamy.

Replacements: J Flannery, S Best/B Young, T Hogan, N Best, E Reddan, P Wallace, A Trimble.

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