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Geordan in Ireland's World Cup squad

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Leicester Tigers captain Geordan Murphy has been named in Ireland's World Cup squad.

Murphy, who has been capped 69 times by his country, is included in Declan Kidney’s 30-man squad for what will be his second World Cup.

Murphy missed a large chunk of last season with an ankle injury. He made his comeback against Montpelier on Tigers’ pre-season camp in France and scored a try for an Ireland Select XV in victory over Connacht last week.

Now he has been selected in the Ireland squad, which plays a final Guinness Summer Series game against England on Saturday in the Aviva Stadium before flying out to New Zealand on Tuesday.

Ireland, who take on Australia, Italy, Russia and USA in Pool C, will be captained by Brian O’Driscoll and contains a split of sixteen forwards and fourteen backs.

Ireland Rugby World Cup Squad 2011
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)
Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster)
Tommy Bowe (Ospreys)*
Tony Buckley (Sale Sharks)*
Tom Court (Malone/Ulster)*
Sean Cronin (Leinster)*
Leo Cullen (Blackrock College/Leinster)*
Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)*
Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster)
Jerry Flannery (Shannon/Munster)
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)*
Jamie Heaslip (Naas/Leinster)*
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)*
Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)*
Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers)
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)*
Sean O'Brien (Clontarf/Leinster)*
Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Paul O'Connell (Young Munster/Munster)
Brian O'Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) Captain
Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)*
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)*
Jonathan Sexton (St. Mary's College/Leinster)*
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster)
David Wallace (Garryowen/Munster)

*Denotes first Rugby World Cup