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Ireland sits at the seventh spot in the International Rugby Board rankings, moving down from the number six spot previously. They are in Pool C and will first play the United States of America in New Plymouth on September 11th at 18:00. Next, Ireland travels to Auckland to take on Australia on September 17th with the match starting at 20:30 and afterward plays Russia in Rotorua on September 25th. The final match for Ireland will also be the final match for Pool C and it takes place in Dunedin between Ireland and Italy on October 2nd at 20:30.
Players from Ulster, Leinster and Munster make up the hookers for the Ireland Squad, which include Rory Best, sean Cronin and Jerry Flannery. Meanwhile Tony Buckley from Sale Sharks and Tom Court from Ulster are Props. Locks include Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell and Donnacha Ryan. Jamie Heaslip and Denis Leamy are Number Eights and Isaac Boss and Eoin Redden from Leinster are scrum-halfs as well as Conor Murray from Munster. The four wings are Tommy Bowe, Keith Earls, Andrew Trimble and Rob Kearney.
Tags: International Rugby Board
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