Declan Kidney has announced his side to take on the mighty Australians in Saturdays rugby World Cup group D decider. Although the Irish put on a fairly lacklustre display against the USA last week they are bolstered by the return of four first team regulars from injury.
Team as follows:
Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls, Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Reddan; Cian Healy, Rory Best, Mike Ross, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Stephen Ferris, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip.
Replacements: Sean Cronin, Tom Court, Donnacha Ryan, Denis Leamy, Conor Murray, Ronan O’Gara, Andrew Trimble.