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Ranked: Gordon D'Arcy's 7 tries for Ireland

The centre has been left out of Ireland’s World Cup squad with his retirement looming.

Image: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Updated 09.30

WHILE HE NOTCHED up 61 tries in his 260 appearances for his province, Gordon D’Arcy’s international strike-rate was never quite as high.

After a brilliant break-out season in green, D’Arcy’s eye for a line-break was soon accommodated for by wary opposition defences and the Wexford man set about honing his defensive skills and providing a foil for other backs to thrive on.

As a consequence, he looks likely to finish his international career with tries in single figures.

With retirement ahead and no place in Joe Schmidt’s Rugby World Cup squad today, the Wexford man is left on seven tries in 82 caps. Here they are ranked seven to one in order of excellence.

7. v France 2006

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6. v New Zealand 2010

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5.  v France 2009

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4. v Argentina 2010

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3. v Scotland 2004 (1)

Source: MottiRugby/YouTube

2. v Italy 2007

Source: MottiRugby/YouTube

1. v Scotland 2004 (2)

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Originally published 1 May, 2015

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