Irish name unchanged team

NZPA     14 Jun 2006    

Coach Eddie O'Sullivan said he was confident the same side who pushed New Zealand close, before losing the first test 23-34 in Hamilton, could go one step better in Auckland.

Just six reserves have been named as a question mark surrounds the fitness of starting fullback Geordan Murphy. The last reserve spot won't be named until Murphy's status is confirmed.

Geordan Murphy, Shane Horgan, Brian O'Driscoll (captain), Gordon D'Arcy, Andrew Trimble, Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer, Denis Leamy, David Wallace, Neil Best, Paul O'Connell, Donncha O'Callaghan, John Hayes, Jerry Flannery, Marcus Horan. Reserves: Rory Best, Bryan Young, Mick O'Driscoll, Keith Gleeson, Isaac Boss, Girvan Dempsey, one to be named.