Ireland XV since 1961

I met the selectors in Johnstown Park this evening and agreed the following 15 relative best in their own time.

15. Tom Kiernan

14. Simon Geoghegan

13. Brian O’Driscoll

12. CMH Gibson

11. AJF O’Reilly

10. Ronan O’Gara

9. Johnny Moloney

1. Nick Popplewell

2. Keith Wood

3. John Hayes

4. WJ McBride

5. Paul O’Connell

6. Stephen Ferris

7. F Slattery

8. Willie Duggan

Subs: Ken Kennedy,Syd Millar, Peter Clohessy, Moss Keane, John O’Driscoll,  Roger Young, Dick Milliken, Ollie Campbell, David Wallace, Rob Kearney, Denis Hickie,