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Brian O’Driscoll’s Wolfhounds date

Ireland regulars set for 'A' team duty in bid to get vital game time

Conor George

Published 17/01/2013 | 05:00

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Brian O'Driscoll

BRIAN O'DRISCOLL is expected to be named in the Ireland Wolfhounds side to face an England Saxons side in Galway on Friday week, January 25.

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The Ireland captain will be named in the Ireland 'A' side for the first time in his illustrious career to facilitate his getting some much-needed game time ahead of Ireland's opening Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff on February 2.

And O'Driscoll, who has 120 caps for his country, can expect to be in good company in Galway, with Rob Kearney, Luke Fitzgerald and Sean O'Brien also expected to be included. All four are short of match practice this season.

Trial

Ireland coach Declan Kidney will use the game to ease the quartet back into the international fold, while also using the game as a final trial for a number of players ahead of the clash against Wales.

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