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Cahir's Tommy O'Donnell named to start in Irish Wolfhounds team

6 Munster Players In Wolfhounds Squad

Irish Wolfhounds Head Coach Anthony Foley has named six Munster players in the squad for the trip to Kingsholm to face England Saxons on Saturday.

Felix Jones, Dave Kilcoyne and Tommy O'Donnell have been named in the starting XV for the game with Stephen Archer, Ian Keatley and Simon Zebo in the replacements.

The venue has been a happy hunting ground for the Munster contingent so far this month as all six featured in Munster's 20-7 defeat of Gloucester that secured a place in the last-eight of the Heineken Cup. Leinster second-row Rhys Ruddock will captain the side.

Saturday's encounter will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1, with coverage beginning at 4.45pm. The Saxons won last year's meeting at the Sportsground in Galway, with George Ford kicking them to a 14-10 victory.

O2 IRELAND WOLFHOUNDS Team (v England Saxons, 'A' International Match, Saturday, January 25, Kingsholm, kick-off 5pm):

15. Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster)

14. Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

13. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)

12. Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)

11. Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)

10. Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)

9. Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster)

1. David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)

2. Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster)

3. Martin Moore (Lansdowne/Leinster)

4. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)

5. Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster)

6. Rhys Ruddock (St. Mary's College/Leinster) (Capt)

7. Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)

8. Robin Copeland (Cardiff Blues)