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Geordan is back for Ireland

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Geordan Murphy starts on Ireland's right wing in their final World Cup warm-up fixture against Italy at Ravenhill on Friday (7.45pm kick-off).

With Brian O'Driscoll injured in the match against Bayonne last week, Munster lock Paul O'Connell will captain the side.

15 Girvan Dempsey (Terenure College/Leinster)
14 Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers)
13 Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
12 Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
11 Denis Hickie (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
10 Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster)
9 Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster)
1 Marcus Horan (Shannon/Munster)
2 Rory Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
3 John Hayes (Bruff/Munster)
4 Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster)
5 Paul O'Connell (Young Munster/Munster) (Captain)
6 Simon Easterby (Llanelli)
7 Neil Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
8 Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster)

16 Jerry Flannery (Shannon/Munster)
17 Simon Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
18 Malcolm O'Kelly (St Mary's College/Leinster)
19 Stephen Ferris (Dungannon/Ulster)
20 Isaac Boss (Ballymena/Ulster)
21 Paddy Wallace (Ballymena/Ulster)
22 Brian Carney (Clonakilty/Munster)