2010 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia

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2010 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand and Australia
Coach(es): Declan Kidney
Tour captain(s): Brian O'Driscoll
Top point scorer(s): Jonathan Sexton (40)
Top try scorer(s): 5 players with 1 try
Top test point scorer(s): Jonathan Sexton (17)
Top test try scorer(s): 4 players with 1 try
Type P W D L
Total: 3 0 0 3
Test match: 2 0 0 2
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents
Previous tour: Canada & USA 2009
Next tour: New Zealand 2012

Ireland toured New Zealand and Australia in June 2010, playing a Test match against the All Blacks and the Wallabies. They also played the New Zealand Māori in Rotorua.







Matches[edit]

Saturday 12 June 2010
New Zealand  66–28 Ireland 
Try: Smith (2) 10', 47'
Read 21'
Franks 27'
Cowan (2) 30', 33'
Whitelock (2) 50', 78'
Tialata 65'
Con: Carter (7/7)
Weepu (2/2)
Pen: Carter (1/1)
Try: Dan Tuohy 36'
O'Driscoll 54'
Bowe 60'
D'Arcy 75'
Con: O'Gara (3/3)
Sexton (1/1)
Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: England Wayne Barnes
Friday 18 June 2010
New Zealand Māori 31–28 Ireland XV Ireland
Try: Gear
Sweeney
Lowe
Con: McAlister (1/3)
Ripia (1/1)
Pen: McAlister (3/3)
Ripia (1/1)
Try: Wallace
Con: Sexton (1/1)
Pen:Sexton (7/8)
Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua
Attendance: 13,500
Referee: South Africa Mark Lawrence
Saturday 26 June 2010
Australia  22–15 Ireland 
Try: Burgess 17'
Cooper 39'
Pen: Adam Ashley-Cooper (2) 12', 33'
Matt Giteau (2) 52', 61'
Pen: Sexton (5) 2', 9', 22', 29', 35'
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 45,498
Referee: New Zealand Bryce Lawrence

Touring squad[edit]

Ireland named a 34-man squad for their tour to New Zealand and Australia in June 2010. Rory Best and Paul O'Connell were both ruled out due to injury and replaced by John Fogarty and Ed O'Donoghue. Kevin McLaughlin was also ruled out and was replaced by Niall Ronan. Keith Earls had to pull out of the squad and was replaced by Gavin Duffy. Fergus McFadden was ruled out of the tour and was replaced by Johne Murphy. Damien Varley was called up to the squad as cover for Jerry Flannery.

  • Caps updated before tour.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Sean Cronin Hooker (1986-05-06) 6 May 1986 (age 29) 2 Connacht
Jerry Flannery Hooker (1978-10-17) 17 October 1978 (age 36) 36 Munster
John Fogarty Hooker (1977-10-18) 18 October 1977 (age 37) 0 Leinster
Damien Varley Hooker (1983-10-29) 29 October 1983 (age 31) 0 Munster
Tony Buckley Prop (1980-08-08) 8 August 1980 (age 35) 17 Munster
Tom Court Prop (1980-11-06) 6 November 1980 (age 34) 7 Ulster
John Hayes Prop (1973-11-02) 2 November 1973 (age 41) 102 Munster
Cian Healy Prop (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 27) 7 Leinster
Marcus Horan Prop (1977-09-09) 9 September 1977 (age 37) 66 Munster
Donncha O'Callaghan Lock (1979-03-24) 24 March 1979 (age 36) 61 Munster
Ed O'Donoghue Lock (1982-06-24) 24 June 1982 (age 33) 0 Ulster
Mick O'Driscoll Lock (1978-10-08) 8 October 1978 (age 36) 17 Munster
Dan Tuohy Lock (1985-06-18) 18 June 1985 (age 30) 0 Ulster
Shane Jennings Flanker (1981-07-08) 8 July 1981 (age 34) 7 Leinster
John Muldoon Flanker (1982-11-30) 30 November 1982 (age 32) 2 Connacht
Niall Ronan Flanker (1982-09-14) 14 September 1982 (age 32) 2 Munster
David Wallace Flanker (1976-07-08) 8 July 1976 (age 39) 62 Munster
Jamie Heaslip Number 8 (1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 31) 26 Leinster
Chris Henry Number 8 (1984-10-17) 17 October 1984 (age 30) 0 Ulster
Tomas O'Leary Scrum-half (1983-10-20) 20 October 1983 (age 31) 16 Munster
Eoin Reddan Scrum-half (1980-11-20) 20 November 1980 (age 34) 20 Leinster
Peter Stringer Scrum-half (1977-12-13) 13 December 1977 (age 37) 91 Munster
Ronan O'Gara Fly-half (1977-03-07) 7 March 1977 (age 38) 98 Munster
Jonathan Sexton Fly-half (1985-07-11) 11 July 1985 (age 30) 6 Leinster
Gordon D'Arcy Centre (1980-02-10) 10 February 1980 (age 35) 48 Leinster
Gavin Duffy Centre (1981-09-18) 18 September 1981 (age 33) 10 Connacht
Brian O'Driscoll (c) Centre (1979-01-21) 21 January 1979 (age 36) 101 Leinster
Paddy Wallace Centre (1979-08-27) 27 August 1979 (age 36) 21 Ulster
Tommy Bowe Wing (1984-02-22) 22 February 1984 (age 31) 30 Ospreys
Shane Horgan Wing (1978-07-18) 18 July 1978 (age 37) 65 Leinster
Johne Murphy Wing (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 30) 0 Munster
Andrew Trimble Wing (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 30) 27 Ulster
Rob Kearney Fullback (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 29) 23 Leinster
Geordan Murphy Fullback (1978-04-19) 19 April 1978 (age 37) 66 Leicester

Coaching and management[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Declan Kidney
Team Manager Paul McNaughton

See also[edit]