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Geordan starts at fullback for Ireland

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Tigers star Geordan Murphy has been selected at full back for Ireland ahead of their trip to Murrayfield to face Scotland this Saturday.

Murphy, who will make his 49th international appearance, will be up against Tigers team-mate James Hamilton who packs down at lock for the Scots.

The match is the first of two World Cup warm-up fixtures for Eddie O'Sullivan's men, the second being the home tie against Italy at Ravenhill on Friday, August 24.

Ireland vs Scotland at Murrayfield, Saturday, August 11, kick-off 2.30pm

15 Geordan Murphy              
14 Brian Carney                       
13 Brian O'Driscoll (c)             
12 Gavin Duffy                         
11 Tommy Bowe                     
10 Paddy Wallace                    
9 Isaac Boss                             

1 Bryan Young                        
2 Jerry Flannery                       
3 Simon Best                           
4 Malcolm O'Kelly                         
5 Paul O'Connell                      
6 Neil Best                              
7 Stephen Ferris                      
8 Jamie Heaslip                       


16 Rory Best                           
17 John Hayes                        
18 Alan Quinlan                      
19 Keith Gleeson                     
20 Eoin Reddan                       
21 Ronan O'Gara                           
22 Shane Horgan