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Familiar face in Irish squad


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 25 Oct 2012 at 09:06
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The Irish squad for this season’s Autumn internationals has been named.

Ireland will face the Boks in Dublin on 10 November, in the first match of the latter’s end of year tour, and will also play games against Fiji and Argentina during November. Former Cheetahs hooker Richardt Strauss, who has been a standout player for Leinster over the past three years, while serving out his qualification period, is finally able to represent his adopted country and has been included in the squad.

Brian O’Driscoll, with 120 caps, is one of the most experienced in the group – and also the captain – with other experienced players like locks Donncha O’Callaghan and Paul O’Connell, flyhalf Ronan O’Gara and centre Gordon D’Arcy balancing out a number of new players. Aside from Strauss, Iain Henderson, David Kilcoyne and Luke Marshall are the other uncapped players in the group.

Irish squad (test caps in brackets):

Rory Best (62), Tommy Bowe (49), Darren Cave (3), Tom Court (29), Gordon D’Arcy (69), Keith Earls (32), Stephen Ferris (35), Cian Healy (33), Jamie Heaslip (50), Iain Henderson (*), Chris Henry (2), David Kilcoyne (*), Luke Marshall, (*), John Muldoon (3), Conor Murray (12), Mike McCarthy (4), Fergus McFadden (14), Kevin McLaughlin (5), Donncha O’Callaghan (88), Paul O’Connell (85), Brian O’Driscoll (captain, 120), Ronan O’Gara (124), Peter O’Mahony (7), Eoin Reddan (45), Mike Ross (22), Donnacha Ryan (21), Jonathan Sexton (32), Richardt Strauss (*), Andrew Trimble (48), Dan Tuohy (5), Simon Zebo (1).



13 Comments

  • Decent player but was probably never going to make the Springbok squad.

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.10.12 09:34:58 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Heard a rumour that o’ Driscoll wants to play Super Rugby.

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.10.12 09:44:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 2) : Are the Kings not still looking for another overseas player?

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.10.12 09:47:44 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Good on him! How old is O’Driscoll now? 35? He can’t have too many seasons left.

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.10.12 09:49:07 by PTAShark Reply

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  • Did Richardt Strauss not play flank for the cheetahs?

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.10.12 09:50:34 by mikey Reply

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  • @MysticShark (Comment 3) : Probably :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.10.12 10:25:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @mikey (Comment 5) :

    Doubt it.

    He played there for Grey College I think… they had a few good hookers then.

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.10.12 10:30:09 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @MysticShark (Comment 3) :

    they are looking . If they will be allowed .. now that is a totally different question …

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.10.12 11:26:41 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) : I was under the impression they (and the other SA franchises) are allowed 2 overseas players. As far as I know the only confirmed overseas signing for the Kings are Hadleigh Parkes from New Zealand.

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.10.12 11:46:21 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 9) :

    They already have 2 over seas player in the squad .. or thats my understanding ? no idea who

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.10.12 12:18:41 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 10) :


    This means that with Kiwi prop Clint Newland and Samoan wing Paul Perez already on their books, the Kings will not be able to sign any more overseas players “

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.10.12 12:20:46 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @mikey (Comment 5) : He did at a point, he and Adriaan were rotated.

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.10.12 12:36:45 by Dunx Reply

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  • Good luck to him, he took a chance and seems as if it’s working for him. Could be Strauss vs Strauss in November.

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.10.12 22:16:47 by JD Reply
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