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36-Man Ireland Squad Named For Italy Six Nations Game

36-Man Ireland Squad Named For Italy Six Nations Game

Andy Farrell has named a 36-man squad for next weekend's Six Nations game against Italy in Rome.

There is a disappointing lack of new additions to the group, despite underwhelming attacking performances by Ireland against both France and Wales.

Exciting young talents like Leinster out-half Harry Byrne and Munster backrow Gavin Coombes are notable absentees from the squad. Both had been involved in Ireland training camps over the last three weeks.

The IRFU say that there are no significant injury concerns for the 12 players who featured for the teams in the Pro14 at the weekend.

Also included are Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray and James Ryan, all of whom missed the defeat to France due to injury.

Craig Casey, Ryan Baird and Tom O'Toole are the three uncapped players in the squad.

Backs

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Bundee Aki
Billy Burns
Ross Byrne
Craig Casey
Andrew Conway
Shane Daly
Keith Earls
Chris Farrell
Jamison Gibson Park
Robbie Henshaw
Hugo Keenan
Jordan Larmour
James Lowe
Stuart McCloskey
Conor Murray
Garry Ringrose
Jonathan Sexton

Forwards

Ryan Baird
Tadhg Beirne
Ed Byrne
Jack Conan
Will Connors
Ultan Dillane
Tadhg Furlong
Cian Healy
Dave Heffernan
Iain Henderson
Rob Herring
Ronan Kelleher
Dave Kilcoyne
Tom O’Toole
Andrew Porter
Rhys Ruddock
James Ryan
CJ Stander
Josh van der Flier

Photo by Ben Evans/Sportsfile

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