Brian O’Driscoll picks his 33-man Ireland World Cup squad

BOD has spoken.

Former Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll has gone and picked his 33-man Ireland squad for the Rugby World Cup ahead of Andy Farrell’s announcement at the end of the month.

O’Drisoll posted his full squad on Instagram this morning with a split of 18 forwards and 15 backs that includes the likes of Tom O’Toole, Dave Kilcoyne, Joe McCarthy, and Stuart McCloskey.

There’s only one position O’Driscoll is stuck on, with the former centre unable to decide on whether or not to bring Keith Earls or Jacob Stockdale as his final back.

“Just not quite sure on the call between Stockdale & Earls,” O’Driscoll wrote.

“From one pre-season outing, it’s advantage Stockdale, but Earlsy brings a huge amount to the squad in terms of leadership, calmness, vast experience at RWC’s & as a utility player covering 3/4 positions. Hmmm…”

Brian O’Driscoll’s 33-man Ireland World Cup squad 

Forwards (18)

Cian Healy
Dave Kilcoyne
Andrew Porter
Tadhg Furlong
Finlay Bealham
Tom O’Toole
Rob Herring
Dan Sheehan
Ronan Kelleher
James Ryan
Iain Henderson
Tadhg Beirne
Joe McCarthy
Ryan Baird
Peter O’Mahony
Josh van der Flier
Caelan Doris
Jack Conan

Backs (15)

Jamison Gibson-Park
Conor Murray
Craig Casey
Johnny Sexton
Ross Byrne
Jack Crowley
Bundee Aki
Robbie Henshaw
Garry Ringrose
Stuart McCloskey
Jimmy O’Brien
Mack Hansen
James Lowe
Hugo Keenan
Jacob Stockdale/Keith Earls

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