Gatland picks strongest side for opening game
September 29, 1999
Warren Gatland has named an unchanged side for Ireland's opening Pool E fixture against the USA on Saturday evening.
Ireland side v. USA: 15-Conor O'Shea; 14-Justin Bishop, 13 Brian O'Driscoll, 12-Kevin Maggs, 11-Matt Mostyn; 10-David Humphreys, 9-Tom Tierney; 8-Dion O'Cuinneagain (captain), 7-Andy Ward, 6-Trevor Brennan, 5-Jeremy Davidson, 4-Paddy Johns, 3-Paul Wallace, 2-Keith Wood, 1-Peter Clohessy.
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