Sunday 9th December
Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux
Kick off: 19:00
The Team: Here is the Irish team which will face Namibia in the opening match.
Backs: G Dempsey (Leinster); A Trimble (Ulster), B O’Driscoll (Leinster, skipper), G D’Arcy (Leinster), D Hickie (Leinster); R O’Gara (Munster), P Stringer (Munster).
Forwards: M Horan (Munster) R Best (Ulster) J Hayes (Munster), D O’Callaghan (Munster), P O’Connell (Munster), S Easterby (Llanelli), D Wallace (Munster), D Leamy (Munster).
Replacements: J Flannery (Munster), S Best (Ulster), M O’Kelly (Leinster), N Best (Ulster), I Boss (Ulster), P Wallace (Ulster), G Murphy (Leicester).
It is a great game for Ireland to open their campaign with, Namibia will hopefully provide a good game and give all the players some much needed match time.
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