The Ireland team to face Romania on Sunday is not - as earlier reported - the oldest team ever to play in the Rugby World Cup but it is the oldest Irish side ever to play in the competition.
The average age of the team named by Schmidt today is 29 years and 245 days, which beats the record of the team that played Georgia in 2007. Remember that game? We'd rather not.
Schmidt has made 12 changes from the side which beat Canada last weekend, but placed the blame of Eoin Reddan for the age record:
Well Eoin Reddan has probably contributed to that. Is it really? [The oldest team] Hopefully the team won’t show its age.
Let's just hope it doesn't end up like Georgia again.
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