15 Sep 2011

O'Connor back in Wallabies lineup

6:40 pm on 15 September 2011

Australia's recalled James O'Connor to the starting lineup for the first time since he was suspended for indiscipline ahead the Wallabies key Rugby World Cup pool match Ireland at Eden Park.

O'Connor was dropped after missing a function for the Wallabies World Cup squad announcement but returns to the side on the wing to replace Digby Iaone, who fractured his thumb in their opening win over Italy.

Adam Ashley-Cooper switches to the left wing to allow O'Connor to play on the right.

Drew Mitchell takes O'Connor's place on the replacements bench in the only other change to the side that beat Italy 32-6 in Albany on Sunday.