Irish Squad for World Cup

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by getofmeland, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    The Ireland squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup is as follows:

    Forwards (16):
    Name Club/Province
    Neil Best - Belfast Harlequins/Ulster
    Rory Best - Belfast Harlequins/Ulster
    Simon Best - Belfast Harlequins/Ulster
    Simon Easterby - Llanelli
    Stephen Ferris - Dungannon/Ulster
    Jerry Flannery - Shannon/Munster
    John Hayes - Bruff/Munster
    Marcus Horan - Shannon/Munster
    Denis Leamy Cork - Constitution/Munster
    Donncha O'Callaghan - Cork Constitution/Munster
    Paul O'Connell - Young Munster/Munster
    Malcolm O'Kelly - St.Mary's College/Leinster
    Alan Quinlan - Shannon/Munster
    Frankie Sheahan - Cork Constitution/Munster
    David Wallace - Garryowen/Munster
    Bryan Young - Ballymena/Ulster
    Backs (14):
    Isaac Boss - Ballymena/Ulster
    Brian Carney - Clonakilty/Munster
    Gordon D'Arcy - Lansdowne/Leinster
    Girvan Dempsey - Terenure College/Leinster
    Gavin Duffy - Galwegians/Connacht
    Denis Hickie - St. Mary's College/Leinster
    Shane Horgan - Lansdowne / Leinster
    Geordan Murphy - Leicester
    Brian O'Driscoll Captain - UCD/Leinster
    Ronan O'Gara -Cork Constitution/Munster
    Eoin Reddan - Wasps
    Peter Stringer - Shannon/Munster
    Andrew Trimble - Ballymena/Ulster
    Paddy Wallace - Ballymena/Ulster
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Horgan has a grade 2 tear in his medial ligament, according to the radio just there so whether he'll be fit in time for the 2 final games remains to be seen.

    As for the squad I'm dissappointed that Junkie has been given a place ahead of Jackman, I know in any case it'd be unlikely that either would play but Jackman's form has been far superiour to Junkie's. Neither is the perfect thrower but elsewhere Jackman is just the superiour player.

    No real surprises though, don't know what Duffy has done to deserve a place but he seems to be another of Eddie's favourites so no surprise that he travels.

    The lack of a proper 7 is a concern but if the backrow continue to perform like they have done that shouldn't be an issue.
  4. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Last time I saw Jackman was against Wasps - he was Leinster's best forward in the loose (is that saying much?), then he got taken off.

    Ferris scrapes in. Relieved about Horgan and (I guess) Duffy. I'm a MOK agnostic.

    No surprises.
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    It was rather strange to hear Eddie say that yesterday cleared up things as far as back row selection was concerned cause all it did was confirm that Ferris isn't up to this standard and Gleeson, while not the player he was, is certainly more than capable of giving more than Ferris.
  6. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    Ferris ahead of Heaslip is a shocker. Ferris is a half-decent blindside and nothing else, he's not an international 8 and he's definitely not an openside.

    Quinlan is lucky that EOS thinks he can play lock because all he did yesterday was give away penalties.
  7. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Heaslip didnt perform, hasnt perform, and hasnt looked like capable of performing at that level, yet. I dont think he'll get much game time to be honest, but I can understand EO'S thinking.

    God help us if we ended up relying on either of them!
  8. venegor

    venegor Guest

    I think this is a strong team, specially the backs.
  9. Karthago

    Karthago Guest

    :bleh!: these names bring to me a feeling of fail :ph34r:
    thx god im french
  10. shtove

    shtove Guest

    You mean failure for France and Argentina? Yes, it must feel awful for you.
  11. thom

    thom Guest

    no surprise but we can see that it's difficult for irish to replaced o'driscoll when he is injuried
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