Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | Six Nations

Ireland keep faith with Gilroy



Ulster wing Craig Gilroy has retained his place in the starting XV for Ireland's opening Six Nations match against Wales on Saturday in a side that shows four changes from the team that defeated Argentina in November.

After an impressive try-scoring debut against Argentina, the 21-year-old was named in Declan Kidney's team on Tuesday with fellow winger Simon Zebo picking up his fourth cap in Cardiff.

Leinster trio Rob Kearney, Sean O'Brien and former captain Brian O'Driscoll return to the starting lineup after missing the November internationals through injury.

No 8 Jamie Heaslip was previously announced as the new skipper.

First team regulars Paul O'Connell, Stephen Ferris and Tommy Bowe are all out injured, but Wales have bigger injury woes with at least five potential starters missing.

IRELAND

Rob Kearney; Craig Gilroy, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy, Simon Zebo; Jonathan Sexton, Conor Murray; Jamie Heaslip (capt), Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony; Donnacha Ryan, Mike Ryan; Mike Ross, Rory Best, Cian Healy

Replacements: Sean Cronin, David Kilcoyne, Declan Fitzpatrick, Donncha O'Callaghan, Chris Henry, Eoin Reddan, Ronan O'Gara, Keith Earls



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Gavin Rich
Gold must start with captaincy change
It is doubtful any single person has welcomed a bye week as much as Sharks director of rugby Gary...

Tony Johnson
Running the rule over prospects
Most of the teams in Super Rugby have just passed the halfway stage of the competition.

Brendan Venter
No effort without error
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles…"...

Brenden Nel
How to select a World Cup squad
It struck me like a lightning bolt, one of those moments when you realise in an instant that this...

Kyle Brown
Fast and furious in Tokyo
Just when we thought it wouldn’t get any more physical, Hong Kong and Tokyo happened. We arrived...

Super Wrap
SuperWrap: Week 9, 2015
South African Super Rugby fans would have strode the streets with puffed chests this week after a...