Canada v Ireland - Saturday May 23

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by MunsterMan, May 19, 2009.

  1. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    While the majority of regular Irish players will be either playing their hearts out in Murrayfield, on Lions duty or resting up after a tough but very successful season, some new faces, in fact 5 new faces get a chance to shine, with 5 more on the bench. From Canada's point of view, seeing as it is a sanctioned IRB test match they have a fantastic opportunity to shoot up the world rankings should they come away with a victory.

    Quick note, residents of the Island of Ireland can watch this live on RTE 2 or via the RTE website as far as I know.

    Ireland Team:

    15. Gavin Duffy (Galwegians/Connacht)
    14. Barry Murphy (UL Bohemians/Munster)
    13. Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*
    12. Ian Whitten (Ballymena/Ulster)*
    11. Ian Dowling (Shannon/Munster)*
    10. Ian Keatley (Galwegians/Connacht)*
    9. Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster)
    1. Tom Court (Malone/Ulster)
    2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (capt)
    3. Tony Buckley (Shannon/Munster)
    4. Bob Casey (London Irish)
    5. Mick O'Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster)
    6. John Muldoon (Galwegians/Connacht)*
    7. Niall Ronan (Shannon/Munster)*
    8. Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster)


    16. Sean Cronin (Buccaneers/Connacht)*
    17. Mike Ross (Harlequins)*
    18. Ryan Caldwell (Dungannon/Ulster)*
    19. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
    20. Eoin Reddan (London Wasps)
    21. Niall O'Connor (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*
    22. Denis Hurley (Cork Constitution/Munster)*

    * Denotes uncapped player



    Mike Burak (Cornish Pirates/Vancouver, BC)
    Aaron Carpenter (Brantford Harelquins, Brantford, ON)
    Jamie Cudmore (Clermont Auvergne, Squamish, BC)
    Nanyak Dala (Castaway Wanderers/Saskatoon, SK)
    Sean Duke (University of Victoria, Victoria, BC)
    Matt Evans (Hartpury College- UK/Cowichan, BC)
    Ed Fairhurst (Cornish Pirates/Victoria, BC)
    Scott Franklin (Cornish Pirates/Regina, SK)
    Ciaran Hearn (Castaway Wanderers/Conception Bay, NFLD)
    Tyler Hotson (UBC Old Boy Ravens/Vancouver, BC)
    Bryn Keys (Velox Vallhallians/Abbotsford, BC)
    Adam Kleeberger (University of Victoria/White Rock, BC)
    Phil Mack (James Bay AA/Victoria, BC)
    Stan McKeen (Oxford University/Vancouver, BC)
    Justin Mensah-Coker (Plymouth Albion/Vancouver, BC)
    Ander Monro (Colorno, Italy)
    Chauncey O'Toole (University of Victoria/Frederiction, NB)
    Mike Pletch (Velox Valhallians/Lucan, ON)
    James Pritchard (Bedford Blues)
    Pat Riordan (University of Victoria/Burnaby, BC)
    Jebb Sinclair (Castaway Wanderers/Fredericton, NB)
    Ryan Smith (Calgary Irish/Caledon, ON)
    David Spicer (University of Victoria/Victoria, BC)
    Sean Michael Stephen (Plymouth Albion/Oakville, ON)
    Luke Tait (Stade Montois - France/Barrie, ON)
    Andrew Tiedemann (University of Victoria/St. Albert, AB)
    Kevin Tkachuk (Glasgow Warriors/Regina, SK)
    Dean van Camp (Velox Valhallians/Port Perry, ON)
    DTH van der Merwe (James Bay AA/Regina, SK)
    Frank Walsh (Vandals RFC/St. John's, NFLD)
    Doug Wooldridge (Cowichan RFC/Lindsay, ON)
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  3. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Looking forward to seeing Keatley working his magic at an international level even though it isn't gonna be all that intense. Would havr preffered to see Ross, Reddan and Ryan or Caldwell starting. ahead of Micko,, Buckley and Stringer. Looking forward to Whitten and Cave.

    Looking at the number of Cornish Pirates players I'm totes not worried about the Canada team.

    Bob Casey vs Jamie Cudmore for a title match against O'Connell?
  4. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Ah I see you beat me to the punch with the Irish team, sorry man.

    Casey is only just older than POC and DOC, and could yet be an involved in match day squads for the first team, but I see no point in Micko being there, other than him being in much better form than Caldwell/Ryan.

    Keatley should get a good chance to show us what he can do behind a (hopefully) dominant pack and with Stringers passing too.

    POC will take all challengers, except for Buckley, did you see him last Friday! Let's hope there won't be too many scrums though.
  5. Bowerman

    Bowerman Guest

    I get to go watch this today...should be interesting.
  6. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    No Jamie Cudmore :( Was looking forward to round 2, with Leamy, Buckley or Donnacha Ryan (Cudmore's choice) taking POC's place :D
  7. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Ian Keatley will be looiking to impress today to try show that Sexton isn't the only possible suitor to Rog.

    I don't get why Fionn Carr isn't in this squad. Seemed a far more sensible option that bringing only one wing.
  8. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Actually in hysterics from Irelands Call. And Nugent taking the **** out of DJ Anthem!!! Quality!
  9. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    They're playing under the new rules!!!!!
  10. durbutter

    durbutter Guest

  11. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (noidsay @ May 23 2009, 10:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Caps lock....painfull.

    Yeah, Buckley is some scary mofo to have running at you.

    I'm enjoying this regardless.
  12. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    what's the score? the beeb says it's only 7 - 6 to Ireland and it kicked off an hour and a quarter ago.
  13. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    maybe not, changed to 25 - 6 to Ireland now
  14. durbutter

    durbutter Guest

    What a steamin' bucket of dog ****. One of the worst matches I've seen in agood while. Can't really blame anyone ( except that anthem what the f***?) with one week to prepare.
  15. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    had a bang of the georgia match about it didn't it
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