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Derrick makes Ireland debut

The defender played for the majority of the match against France in Paris

29 May 2018

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Rovers defender Derrick Williams made his debut for the Republic of Ireland last night in the friendly defeat to much-fancied World Cup contenders France.

The 25-year-old started at left back and played for 82 minutes before being replaced by Wolves full back Matt Doherty at the Stade de France.

Fellow Rover Darragh Lenihan was a substitute and will have to wait a few more days at least to get his first full cap, with another game - this time against the USA - scheduled in for this Saturday in Dublin.

The Republic lost 2-0 on the night, with goals from Chelsea's Olivier Giroud and Liverpool target Nabil Fekir doing the damage just before half time.

Former Rovers pair Stephen N'Zonzi and Shane Duffy both started for their respected countries, too.

Congratulations, Del!

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