Heineken Cup winners to face USA

Heineken Cup winners Denis Hurley and Tomas O’Leary have been named in the Ireland A team for Wednesday’s Churchill Cup clash with the United States.

Heineken Cup winners Denis Hurley and Tomas O’Leary have been named in the Ireland A team for Wednesday’s Churchill Cup clash with the United States.

Jonathan Sexton of Magners League winners Leinster and Ireland Sevens international Brian Tuohy also feature.

There is an all-Munster look to the midfield with Keith Earls and Kirean Lewis completing the back line.

In the forwards, Ireland A captain Bob Casey is partnered in the second row by Ryan Caldwell while the back row is the experienced trio of Johnny O’Connor, Neil Best and Roger Wilson.

Ireland A team to play the United States in the Churchill Cup in Kingston on June 11: D Hurley (Cork Constitution/Munster); M McCrea (Malone/Ulster), K Lewis (Garryowen/Munster), K Earls (Garryowen/Munster), B Tuohy (Cornish Pirates); J Sexton (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), T O’Leary (Dolphin/Munster), C Healy (Clontarf/Leinster), D Fogarty (Cork Constitution/Munster), M Ross (Harlequins), B Casey (London Irish, capt), R Caldwell (Dungannon/Ulster), N Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), J O’Connor (Corinthians/Connacht), R Wilson (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster).

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