O'Driscoll to take Ireland caps record in test vs Scotland

The Canadian Press
1/31/2014 9:51:56 AM
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DUBLIN, Ireland -- Brian O'Driscoll will leave behind Ronan O'Gara and become Ireland's most capped rugby player when he runs out against Scotland at Lansdowne Road in the Six Nations on Sunday.

O'Driscoll was picked for his 129th test in an Ireland jersey on Friday, but he won't continue his world record midfield partnership with Gordon D'Arcy.

D'Arcy was laid low by a stomach bug at the start of the week and has recovered, but Luke Marshall edged him in training and will start.

The only other question marks were the wingers, and with plenty of choices coach Joe Schmidt went with Andrew Trimble over Fergus McFadden for his first cap since last summer, and Dave Kearney for his first Six Nations start, alongside his brother Rob, the fullback. Luke Fitzgerald was expected to start but injured his hip in training.

As expected, Chris Henry has the No. 7 jersey with Sean O'Brien out for four months after shoulder surgery, and scrumhalf Conor Murray starts in place of Eoin Reddan, who was ruled out with calf trouble.

Brian O'Driscoll (Photo: The Canadian Press)


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