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Stringer in as Ireland makes two changes for Wallabies test

Stringer in as Ireland makes two changes for Wallabies test

Peter Stringer replaces Eion Reddan at halfback while Rory Best replaces Jerry Flannery at hooker as Ireland made two changes to its starting lineup for Saturday's rugby test against Australia.
Flannery and Reddan are included on the reserves bench for the Irish team, which lost 21-11 to New Zealand at Wellington last weekend.
Loose forward Alan Quinlan and young center Luke Fitzgerald, who both missed the Wellington test because of injury, again were not considered for selection.
Paddy Wallace, who took Fitzgerald's place and scored a try against New Zealand, has been retained in a midfield combination with captain Brian O'Driscoll.
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Ireland: Robert Kearney, Shane Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll, captain, Paddy Wallace, Tommy Bowe, Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer, Jamie Heaslip, David Wallace, Denis Leamy, Paul O'Connell, Donncha O'Callaghan, John Hayes, Rory Best, Marcus Horan. Res: Jerry Flannery, Tony Buckley, Mick O'Driscoll, Shane Jennings, Eoin Reddan, Geordan Murphy, Girvan Dempsey.


Updated : 2021-02-28 00:18 GMT+08:00