Ireland side for England clash
February 1, 2000
Ireland's team to play England at Twickenham in the Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship on Saturday shows four changes from the side knocked out of the World Cup by Argentina at Lens in France last October.
Coach Warren Gatland has drafted in centre Mike Mullins, Peter Clohessy in the front row, Bob Casey at lock, and Anthony Foley at number eight.
There are no new caps in the team but Mullins and Casey will be playing their first games in the Championship.
Kevin Maggs has been moved from centre to left wing, at the expense of Matt Mostyn.
The uncapped players among the replacements are hooker Frank Sheahan and Peter Stringer, the reserve scrum-half.
Gatland said: ``The withdrawal of Ronan O'Gara and Jeremy Davidson because of injury, in a way, made our task easier, though naturally we regret the fact that they were not available for selection,'' he said.
Ireland team to face England in Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship at Twickenham on Saturday:
C O'Shea (London Irish); J Bishop (London Irish), B O'Driscoll (Blackrock College), M Mullins (Young Munster), K Maggs (Bath); D Humphreys (Dungannon), T Tierney (Garryowen); P Clohessy (Young Munster), K Wood (Garryowen, capt), P Wallace (Saracens), R Casey (Blackrock College), M O'Kelly (St Mary's College), D O'Cuinneagain (Ballymena), K Dawson (London Irish), A Foley (Shannon).
Replacements: F Sheahan (Cork Constitution), J Fitzpatrick (Dungannon), M Galwey (Shannon), T Brennan (St Mary's College), P Stringer (Shannon), E Elwood (Galwegians), G Dempsey (Terenure College).
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