[quote=“Mac”]I was wondering what was going on cos I had no recollection of starting this thread.
Have tickets to the Argentina match and waiting on word on All Blacks tickets.
I’d love to see Kidney throw caution to the wind against Canada and start a raft of lads who’ve barely played before to give them some exposure. Give O’Leary his first proper match in the familiar surroundings of Thomond. Start Fitzgerald in the centre and put Earls at Full Back or Centre. Try out a couple of new props. Give Casey a run in the second row and Jennings a run in the back row. Sexton at out half as well. Wishful thinking I know but I’m sick of all this conservative shite that EOS had around him.[/quote]
If you’re going to play them all at the same time you may as well do it in an A international. The time to blood young players is when you have the core of the first team there. For example there’s not much point in putting Sexton in there with O’Leary if Reddan is your first choice scrum half. Sexton needs exposure to Reddan if he’s to become a suitable replacement for O’Gara.
Anyway I’m sure most of those guys will get some game time over the series and Fitzgerald will be in with a good shout of starting in the first XV - between himself and Wallace I’d imagine.