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Four Changes For Ireland A.
6 June 2006, 11:01 am
Ireland A coach Michael Bradley makes four changes, from the side that defeated the USA, for tomorrow's clash with New Zealand Maori (ko 10pm Irish time).
Ireland A coach Michael Bradley makes four changes, from the side that defeated the USA, for tomorrow's clash with New Zealand Maori (ko 10pm Irish time). Full back Bryn Cunningham, centre Kieran Lewis, scrum half Chris Keane and No. 6 Roger Wilson all get a first run out at the Buck Shaw Stadium in San Francisco.

Cunningham comes in at full-back for Robert Kearney who switches to the left wing, Lewis is preferred to John Hearty the player he replaced in the 51st minute against the USA, Keane replaces Tomas O'Leary who is named on the bench while Wilson

Ireland A are again captained by Shane Jennings, who says: The Maori pose a massive threat to us. They have previously won this tournament and again have a quality set of players with them but we won t take a backward step and are definitely looking forward to the game. We have a young team and everyone is fired up to make an impression.

IRELAND 'A' TEAM AND REPLACEMENTS (v New Zealand Maori, Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Barclays Churchill Cup, Saturday, June 10):

15 - Bryn Cunningham (Dungannon/Ulster) 0 Senior caps (3 'A' caps)
14 - Simon Keogh (Harlequins) 0 (1)
13 - Kieran Lewis (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 1 (4)
12 - David Quinlan (Northampton Saints) 2 (2)
11 - Robert Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 0 (1)
10 - Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster) 0 (9)
9 - Chris Keane (Buccaneers/Connacht) 0 (2)
1 - Ray Hogan (Galwegians/Connacht) 0 (3)
2 - John Fogarty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 0 (3)
3 - Tom Court (Ballymena/Ulster) 0 (1)
4 - Trevor Hogan (Shannon/Munster) 2 (3)
5 - Matt McCullough (Ballymena/Ulster) 4 (4)
6 - Roger Wilson (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 1 (3)
7 - Shane Jennings (Leicester Tigers) (capt) 0 (4)
8 - Jamie Heaslip (Clontarf/Leinster) 0 (3)

Replacements:

16 - Brian Blaney (Terenure College/Leinster) 0 (2)
17 - Declan Fitzpatrick (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 0 (1)
18 - Damien Browne (Northampton Saints) 0 (1)
19 - Neil McMillan (Ballymena/Ulster) 0 (1)
20 - Tomas O'Leary (Dolphin/Munster) 0 (3)
21 - Eoghan Hickey (UCD/Leinster) 0 (1)
22 - tbc

Referee: Andrew Small (England)
Touch judges: Peter Allen (Scotland), Phil Smith (Canada)

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