WORLD CUP 2015: Sean O’Brien to lead Ireland against Scotland

Ireland's Sean O'Brien
Ireland's Sean O'Brien

Sean O’Brien becomes the 104th man to lead Ireland as he captain’s the side for Saturday’s World Cup warm-up Test match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

The Tullow man is joined in the backrow by Chris Henry and Jack Conan who is set to win his first senior cap.

Devin Toner and Dan Tuohy lock down in the second row with Mike Ross joined by Sean Cronin and Dave Kilcoyne in the front row.

Isaac Boss and Ian Madigan pair up at half-back with Gordon D’Arcy and Jared Payne teaming up in the centre. The back three sees Simon Zebo at full-back with Tommy Bowe and Luke Fitzgerald on the wings.

Among the replacements are Richard Strauss, Michael Bent, Nathan White, Paul O’Connell, Jordi Murphy, Eoin Reddan, Paddy Jackson and Dave Kearney.

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IRELAND team to play Scotland

15. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

14. Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

13. Jared Payne (Ulster)

12. Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)

11. Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster)

10. Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster)

9. Isaac Boss (Terenure/Leinster)

8. Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) capt

7. Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster)

6. Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)*

5. Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster)

4. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)

3. Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)

2. Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster)

1. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)


16. Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)

17. Michael Bent (Dublin University/Leinster)

18. Nathan White (Connacht)*

19. Paul O’Connell (Young Munster/Munster)

20. Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)

21. Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)

22. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)

23. Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)