Rugby World Cup QF Lineups: Ireland v Argentina

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October 16, 2015

Rugby World Cup QF Lineups: Ireland v Argentina

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Doug Coil

October 18, 2015

Ireland v Argentina, Quarter Finals, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Kick off 13:00- 8am ET

Referee: Jerome Garces Assistant Referee: Romain Poite, Chris Pollock; TV Match Official: George Ayoub

Argentina will field their strongest side for the Rugby World Cup 2015 quarter-final against Ireland. They have made 10 changes from the Namibia match win. The starters have 496 caps, which is their second most experienced of the 2015 tournament. The team averages just over 27 years.

Martin Landajo will win his 50th cap.

Ireland’s Joe Schmidt has made three changes from the side that faced France, all all based on injury or suspension. Iain Henderson starts at lock in place of legendary Paul O’Connell. Jordi Murphy and Chris Henry also become starters.

The starting XV contains 684 test caps and has an average starting age of just under 29, the second youngest of this tournament.

Rory Best obtains his 11th RWC cap and becomes Ireland’s most capped RWC hooker. Jamie Heaslip captains Ireland for the 12th time.

Late Minute change

Sexton has been ruled out and Madigan replaces him with Paddy Jackson to the bench.

Ireland Ranked 3rd: HC Joe Schmidt Starters: 1. Cian Healy 2. Rory Best 3. Mike Ross 4. Devin Toner 5. Iain Henderson 6. Jordi Murphy 7. Chris Henry 8. Jamie Heaslip (c) 9. Conor Murray 10. Ian Madigan 11. Dave Kearney 12. Robbie Henshaw 13. Keith Earls 14. Tommy Bowe 15. Rob Kerney Replacements: 16. Richardt Strauss 17. Jack McGrath 18. Nathan White 19. Donnacha Ryan 20. Rhys Ruddock 21. Eoin Reddan 22. Paddy Jackson 23. Luke Fitzgerald

Argentina Ranked 6th: HC Daniel Hourcade Starters: 1. Marcos Ayerza 2. Agustin Creevy (c) 3. Ramiro Herrera 4. Guido Petti 5. Tomas Lavanini 6. Pablo Matera
7. Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe 8. Leonardo Senatore 9. Martin Landajo 10. Nicolas Sanchez 11. Juan Imhoff 12. Juan Martin Hernandez 13. Matias Moroni 14. Santiago Cordero 15. Joaquin Tuculet Replacements: 16. Julian Montoya 17. Lucas Noguera 18. Juan Pablo Orlandi 19. Matias Alemanno 20. Facundo Isa  21. Tomas Cubelli  22. Jeronimo De La Fuente 23. Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino

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