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Geordan on bench for Ireland

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Geordan Murphy has been selected on the bench for the opening match of Ireland's Guinness Autumn series against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm).

The Leicester Tigers star will have to wait to add to his 42 caps as Leinster's Girvan Dempsey starts at full-back, with Shane Horgan and Andrew Trimble on the wings.

Scrum-half Peter Stringer will earn his 70th cap.

Ireland team to play South Africa, Lansdowne Road, Saturday November  11, 5pm:

15  Girvan Dempsey (Leinster)
14  Shane Horgan (Leinster)
13  Brian O'Driscoll (captain) (Leinster)
12  Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster)
11  Andrew Trimble (Ulster)
10  Ronan O'Gara (Munster)
9  Peter Stringer (Munster)
1  Marcus Horan (Munster)
2  Rory Best (Ulster)
3  John Hayes (Munster)
4  Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster)
5  Paul O'Connell (Munster)
6  Neil Best (Ulster)
7  David Wallace (Munster)
8  Denis Leamy (Munster)


16  Frankie Sheahan (Munster)
17  Bryan Young (Ulster)
18  Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster)
19  Simon Easterby (Llaneli)
20  Isaac Boss (Ulster)
21  Paddy Wallace (Ulster)
22  Geordan Murphy (Leicester)