Wallabies v Ireland #1 - Brisvegas



  • Wallabies team to face Ireland

    1. Scott Sio (43 Tests)

    2. Brandon Paenga-Amosa*

    3. Sekope Kepu (91 Tests)

    4. Izack Rodda (4 Tests)

    5. Adam Coleman (20 Tests)

    6. David Pocock (66 Tests)

    7. Michael Hooper (c) (79 Tests)

    8. Caleb Timu*

    9. Will Genia (88 Tests)

    10. Bernard Foley (55 Tests)

    11. Dane Haylett-Petty (18 Tests)

    12. Kurtley Beale (71 Tests)

    13. Samu Kerevi (18 Tests)

    14. Marika Koroibete (8 Tests)

    15. Israel Folau (62 Tests)

    Reserves

    1. Tolu Latu (4 Tests)

    2. Allan Alaalatoa (23 Tests)

    3. Taniela Tupou (1 Test)

    4. Rob Simmons (82 Tests)

    5. Lukhan Tui (4 Tests)

    6. Pete Samu*

    7. Nick Phipps (61 Tests)

    8. Reece Hodge (24 Tests)

    *denotes uncapped



  • That's a good backline if the forwards can lay any sort of platform. Hopefully Foley finds his mojo again in the Wallaby jumper.



  • @no-quarter said in Wallabies v Ireland #1 - Brisvegas:

    That's a good backline if the forwards can lay any sort of platform. Hopefully Foley finds his mojo again in the Wallaby jumper.

    indeed. on the flip side the irish runners will be licking their lips at Foley-Beale-Kerevi



  • Reckon Aussie can win this - Ireland rumoured to be resting most of their frontline Leinster contingent and starting Carbery at 10 - he has a better running game than Sexton, but that's about it.



  • @billy-tell said in Wallabies v Ireland #1 - Brisvegas:

    Reckon Aussie can win this - Ireland rumoured to be resting most of their frontline Leinster contingent and starting Carbery at 10 - he has a better running game than Sexton, but that's about it.

    ha ha ha, underdog status claimed!



  • Any word on how Pocock and Folau have been getting on during team get togethers?





  • Ireland

    15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 83 caps
    14 Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 67 caps
    13 Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 33 caps
    12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 7 caps
    11 Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 9 caps
    10 Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 10 caps
    9 Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 64 caps

    1 Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster) 47 caps
    2 Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 3 caps
    3 John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 13 caps
    4 James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps
    5 Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 38 caps
    6 Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 47 caps capt
    7 Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 20 caps
    8 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 23 caps

    Replacements
    16 Sean Cronin (St Mary's College/Leinster) 61 caps
    17 Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 78 caps
    18 Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 23 caps
    19 Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 5 caps
    20 Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 7 caps
    21 Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 21 caps
    22 Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 73 caps
    23 Jordan Larmour (St Mary's College/Leinster) 3 caps

    .

    Ireland Team Named For First Test In Australia

    The Ireland coaching group have named the matchday squad that will take on Australia in the first Test of the Series at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday morning (11.05 Irish Time). In the absence through injury of Rory Best, Peter O'Mahony will captain the team. O'Mahony first led Ireland on the summer tour to USA and Canada back in 2013. He is joined in the backrow by Jordi Murphy at openside and CJ Stander at No.8. 
    
    James Ryan and Iain Henderson partner up in the second row. IN the front row Rob Herring wins his 4th cap at hooker packing down alongside Jack McGrath and John Ryan in a new look front row.
    
    Rob Kearney is named at fullback and is joined in the back three by Jacob Stockdale and Keith Earls. 
    
    Robbie Henshaw returns to team and is reunited with Bundee Aki in the centre. Joey Carbery is named at outhalf with Conor Murray as his half-back partner.
    
    The replacements named are Sean Cronin, Cian Healy, Tadhg Furlong, Quinn Roux, Jack Conan, Kieran Marmion, Johnny Sexton and Jordan Larmour.
    


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  • Spectacular bench!



  • @nta said in Wallabies v Ireland #1 - Brisvegas:

    1. Brandon Paenga-Amosa*

    'Cuse the ignorance ... who?

    Who he play for?



  • Reds. Come from the clouds a bit this year. A bit raw but he's only 22 and we've lost our best two hookers (TPN is resting and Uelese did his ACL).



  • @barbarian thanks Barbs. Not watched a lot of Aussie teams last coupla years



  • Yeah there are a few new faces this year, mainly out of Queensland. BPA, Timu, Tupou, Tui. Young Maddocks, the Rebels winger, is another one to look out for.



  • All the Sexton kicking combat strategies have just been flung out.

    This should be interesting. Schmidt deciding not to load the gun completely for the first test. The newbies are gonna have to step up.



  • @mn5 said in Wallabies v Ireland #1 - Brisvegas:

    Any word on how Pocock and Folau have been getting on during team get togethers?

    Like great (bum) chums?



  • @booboo he's a kiwi too, I think



  • @stargazer said in Wallabies v Ireland #1 - Brisvegas:

    15 Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 83 caps
    14 Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 67 caps
    13 Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 33 caps
    12 Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 7 caps
    11 Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 9 caps
    10 Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 10 caps
    9 Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 64 caps

    9-13 is very good. Carbery is obviously green, but has promise. Murray is easily the best scrumhalf in the NH. I don't care how many people vote for Earls, he's a liability and Kearney's best days were a decade ago. The Wallabies will target them. But for that, they'll need some ball.

    1 Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster) 47 caps
    2 Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 3 caps
    3 John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 13 caps
    4 James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps
    5 Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 38 caps
    6 Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 47 caps capt
    7 Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 20 caps
    8 CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 23 caps

    And the Irish backrow will be too strong IMO.



  • @machpants said in Wallabies v Ireland #1 - Brisvegas:

    @booboo he's a kiwi too, I think

    NZ born but moved here when he was about 3 I believe.



  • @barbarian so NH logic means you poached him! 🙂


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