Ireland 'A' v Argentina Jaguars

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by An Tarbh, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    No tv coverage again for this one, no sign of RTÉ streaming it either. Thought they would do considering there was nothing to clash with it unlike the France South Africa match 2 weeks ago.
     
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  3. IRELAND 'A':

    15: Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster)
    14: Ian Dowling (Shannon/Munster)
    13: Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
    12: Keith Matthews (Buccaneers/Connacht)
    11: Johne Murphy (Leicester)
    10: Ian Humphreys (Ballymena/Ulster)
    9: Isaac Boss (Ballymena/Ulster)

    1: Brett Wilkinson (Galwegians/Connacht)
    2: John Fogarty (De La Salle Palmerston/Leinster)
    3: Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
    4: Ryan Caldwell (Dungannon/Ulster)
    5: Mick O'Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster) CAPTAIN
    6: Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
    7: Niall Ronan (Shannon/Munster)
    8: John Muldoon (Buccaneers/Connacht)

    REPLACEMENTS:

    16: Andy Kyriacou (Malone/Ulster)
    17: Bryan Young (Ballymena/Ulster)
    18: Ed O'Donoghue (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
    19: Chris Henry (Ballymena/Ulster)
    20: Frank Murphy (Buccaneers/Connacht)
    21: Ian Keatley (Galwegians/Connacht)
    22: Denis Hurley (Cork Constitution/Munster)

    It's a much weaker team than that which started against Tonga. Dowling, Matthews, Fogarty, Ronan and Muldoon are good provincial players but none will ever likely feature for a full strength Ireland team. Johne Murphy could fall into that category too. Jones, McFadden, Humphreys, the props, Ryan and Caldwell all offer Ireland something down the line though probably not just yet. O'Driscoll and Boss are deserved selections based on their form this season. I'm happy for O'Driscoll since he's often misjudged as an average player by those outside his native province.

    It's great that the team has been changed so much since the win against Tonga since it'll help alleviate player burnout and gives the coaching staff an opportunity to test new players.
     
  4. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    IRELAND 'A' 31 ARGENTINA JAGUARES 0, Tallaght Stadium (Att: 4,016)

    Scorers: Ireland 'A': Tries: Ryan Caldwell, Ian Dowling, John Fogarty, Johne Murphy 2; Cons: Ian Humphreys 3
    Argentina Jaguares: -
     
  5. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Kickass. Suppose with the main squad as decimated as it is the jaguars never stood a chance.
     
  6. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Ian Dowling man of the match :D
     
  7. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Like I said. The World's Greatest 'A' team.

    I'll be well ****** off if they go ahead and give our wonderful 'A' team a nickname.
     
  8. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    They should call them the "Ireland Leprechauns"
     
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