Paddies prep to pound Wobblies

Ireland have made four changes for their Test against Australia at Lansdowne Road on Sunday.

Most notably Eddie O’Sullivan has given starts to Ulster duo, scrumhalf Isaac Boss and Prop Bryan Young.

Peter Stringer and Marcus Horan, who both played in the win over South Africa last Saturday, are benched.

O’Sullivan won’t gamble on winger Andrew Trimble, who is nursing a hamstring strain, and has replaced him with Denis Hickie, while the final change sees Geordan Murphy replace Girvan Dempsey at full-back.

Ireland: 15 G Murphy, 14 S Horgan, 13 B O’Driscoll (captain), 12 G D’Arcy, 11 D Hickie, 10 R O’Gara, 9 I Boss, 8 B Young, 7 R Best, 6 J Hayes, 5 D O’Callaghan, 4 P O’Connell, 3 N Best, 2 D Wallace, 1 D Leamy.
Replacements: 16 F Sheahan, 17 M Horan, 18 M O’Kelly, 19 S Easterby, 20 P Stringer, 21 P Wallace, 22 G Dempsey.