The Irish Wolfhounds team to play England Saxons – Kick Off 5pm Saturday will lead by Rhys Ruddock.
The squad announced by Wolfhounds Head Coach Anthony Foley contains some exciting combinations right across the selection. The front row sees Munster, Ulster and Leinster combine in the shape of David Kilcoyne, Rob Herring and Martin Moore. The engine room is an all Ulster affair with Iain Henderson andDan Touhy named in the second row.
Rhys Ruddock, Tommy O’Donnell and Robin Copeland form an all action backrow while Leinster duoIsaac Boss and Ian Madigan are named at half-back. Darren Cave and Robbie Henshaw will form an exciting centre partnership with the back three made up of Craig Gilroy, Fergus McFadden and Felix Jones.
A strong bench is named which includes Jack McGrath, Stephen Archer, Robbie Diack, Jordi Murphy,Kieran Marmion, Ian Keatley and two players who have recently returned from long injury lay-offs –Richardt Strauss and Simon Zebo.
O2 IRELAND WOLFHOUNDS v England Saxons
- David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
- Rob Herring (Ballinahinch/Ulster)
- Martin Moore (Lansdowne/Leinster)
- Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
- Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster)
- Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster) capt
- Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)
- Robin Copeland (Cardiff Blues)
- Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster)
- Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
- Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)
- Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
- Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
- Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
- Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster)
- Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley RFC/Leinster)
- Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
- Stephen Archer (Cork Constitution/Munster)
- Robbie Diack (Malone/Ulster)
- Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
- Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)
- Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster)
- Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)