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Ryan, Earls & Zebo To Start Against Romania

25th September 2015 By Munster Rugby

Ryan, Earls & Zebo To Start Against Romania

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named his side to face Romania in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool D clash at Wembley Stadium in London – KO 4.45pm – and includes four Munster players in the matchday 23.

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt has named his side to face Romania in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup Pool D clash at Wembley Stadium in London – KO 4.45pm – and includes four Munster players in the matchday 23.

Donnacha Ryan is promoted from the bench to start in the second row with Simon Zebo another to make his first start of the competition after being named at full-back. Keith Earls will once again start on the left wing.
Conor Murray is named amongst the replacements, as is Ireland squad captain and former Munster lock Paul O’Connell.

IRELAND team to play Romania

15. Simon Zebo (Cork Con/Munster)
14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
13. Jared Payne (Ulster)
12. Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
11. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
10. Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
9. Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)

8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) captain
7. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)
6. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
4. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
3. Nathan White (Connacht)
2. Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
1. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)

Replacements
16. Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
17. Jack McGrath (St Mary's/Leinster)
18. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
19. Paul O'Connell (Young Munster)
20. Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
21. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
22. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon)
23. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)

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