Coach eddie O'Sullivan kept faith with the side that started against romania with the only change coming on the replacement bench where Alan Quinlan replaces the injured Eric Miller.
Ireland Starting Line-up:
Girvan Dempsey; John Kelly, Brian O'Driscoll, Kevin Maggs, Denis Hickie; Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer; Reggie Corrigan, Keith Wood (Capt.), John Hayes; Gary Longwell, Malcolm O'Kelly, Simon Easterby, Keith Gleeson, Anthony Foley.
Replacements: Shane Byrne, Paul Wallace, Leo Cullen, Alan Quinlan, Guy Easterby, David Humphreys, Rob Henderson.
Ireland v Russia
Saturday, 21/09/02 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.