Ireland rugby team to play Samoa Kick Off 5:45pm Saturday

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Updated: November 5, 2013

Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team to play Samoa at the Aviva on Saturday, kick off 5:45pm.

Leinster loose-head prop Jack McGrath will earn his first senior cap against the powerful Samoans while Dave Kearney could also earn a first cap for Ireland as he starts on the bench.

Paul O’Connell has been named as Ireland captain but Vice-captain Jamie Heaslip will lead Ireland against Samoa.

There are six 2013 British and Irish Lions in the starting XV; Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Conor Murray, Jamie Heaslip and Rory Best and a further three Lions tourists Cian Healy, Paul O’Connell and Sean O’Brien named among the replacements.

IRELAND Team & Replacements v Samoa, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Guinness Series,Saturday, November 9th, kick-off 17.45 GMT

Player/Club/Province/Caps -

15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 46
14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 51
13. Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) 125
12. Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 73
11. Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 19
10. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 4
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 19
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) 57
7. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster) 8
6. Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 16
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 7
4. Mike McCarthy (Leinster) 12
3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster) 31
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 67
1. Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster)*

REPLACEMENTS
16. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 27
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 39
18. Declan Fitzpatrick (Dungannon/Ulster) 5
19. Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster) 85
20. Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) 27
21. Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 50
22. Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster) 4
23. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)*

BETTING FROM BOYLESPORTS.COM

 
09th Nov     Draw          
14:00  

(+10) Italy

(+10) Australi.. (-10)

 
14:30  

(-15) England

(-15) Argentin.. (+15)

 
14:30  

(-18) Scotland

(-18) Japan (+18)

 
17:30  

(+4) Wales

(+4) South Af.. (-4)

 
17:45  

(-9) Ireland

(-9) Samoa (+9)

 
20:00  

(+12) France

(+12) New Zeal.. (-12)

 

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