Jackson to start for the Wolfhounds.

Jackson to start for the Wolfhounds.

The IRFU have announced the team for tomorrow nights match against England Saxons which takes place at the Sportsground. While Paddy Jackson, Paul Marshall, Lewis Stevenson and even Iain Henderson should be happy enough with their inclusion in this game I’d guess that Trimble, Cave, Fitzpatrick and, especially, Court will be playing with a point to prove! Team details bellow:

James Coughlan will lead the O2 Ireland Wolfounds against the England Saxons as international rugby comes to The Sportsground on Friday night.

Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has named eight uncapped players in the starting XV including the captain.

Ulster duo Paddy Jackson and Paul Marshall form the half back partnership and are joined in the backline by local favourites Robbie Henshaw and David McSharry.

Up front Mike Sherry packs down between the recently capped Dave Kilcoyne and Michael Bent. Lewis Stevenson will pack down alongside Devin Toner while Kevin McLaughlin and the uncapped Tommy O’Donnell complete the backrow with Coughlan.

O2 Ireland Wolfhounds team to play England Saxons, Galway Sportsground, Friday, 25th January, Kick off 7.35pm

(Player/club/province/international caps):

15 – Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)*
14 – Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster/49)
13 – Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster/3)
12 – Dave McSharry (UCD/Connacht/)*
11 – Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College/Leinster/23)
10 – Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)*
9 – Paul Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster/)*
1 – David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster/2)
2 – Mike Sherry (Garryowen/Munster)*
3 – Michael Bent (Dublin University/Leinster/2)
4 – Lewis Stevenson (Malone/Ulster)*
5 – Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster/3)
6 – Kevin McLaughlin (St.Mary’s College/Leinster/5)
7 – Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)*
8 – James Coughlin (Dolphin/Munster)* Captain


16 – Damien Varley (Garryowen/Munster/2)
17 – Tom Court (Malone/Ulster/29)
18 – Declan Fitzpatrick (Dungannon /Ulster/2)
19 – Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster/2)
20 – Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary’s College/Leinster/1)
21 – Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster/15)
22 – Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)*
23 – Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster/2)