2000 Ireland rugby union tour of The Americas

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2000 Argentina tour in Australia
Type P W D L
Total: 3 1 1 1
Test match: 3 1 1 1
Opp. P W D L
 Argentina 1 0 0 1
 United States 1 1 0 0
 Canada 1 0 1 0
Statistics against Test match opponents

2000 Ireland rugby union tour of the Americas. The 2000 Ireland national rugby union team summer tour saw them play three Test matches against Argentina, the United States and Canada. The touring party included two sets of brothers – Simon and Guy Easterby and David and Paul Wallace.[1] The second Test against the United States remains Ireland's biggest win to date. It also saw Ireland score their most points (83) and their most tries (13) in a single match.[2] In the same game Mike Mullins scored a hat-trick of tries.[3] The tour saw several Ireland players making their senior debuts. David Wallace and Peter McKenna both featured against Argentina. However, while Wallace would on go to become an established international and a British Lion, it proved to be the first and last senior cap for McKenna.[4][5] Geordan Murphy, Guy Easterby, Tyrone Howe and Frankie Sheahan all made their senior Ireland debuts against the United States. Murphy and Easterby celebrated the occasion by scoring two tries each.[6][7]


10 June 2000
United States  3–83 Ireland
report Tries: Mike Mullins (3)
Geordan Murphy (2)
Guy Easterby (2)
Simon Easterby (2)
Malcolm O'Kelly
Singer Family Park, Manchester, New Hampshire
17 June 2000
Canada  27–27 Ireland
Tries: Winston Stanley
Phil Murphy
Scott Stewart
Con: Scott Stewart (3)
Pen: Scott Stewart (2)
a bc d Tries: Shane Horgan
Justin Bishop
Paul Wallace
Pen: David Humphreys
Ronan O'Gara (3)

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