Rugby – Ireland name squad for 6 Nations

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THE Ireland management team have named a squad of 35 players for Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Championship.

Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue will join up with the squad for the first time in his career. The Waterford native has been in excellent form for Munster this season.

Forwards (19)

Finlay Bealham (Corinthians/Connacht)*

Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) c

Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)

Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)

David Foley (UL Bohemians/Munster)

Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)

Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vc

Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster)

Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)

Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster)*

Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)

Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster)

Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)

CJ Stander (Munster)

Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)

Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)

Nathan White (Connacht)

Backs (16)

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)

Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)

Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)

Patrick Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)

Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)

Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)

Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)

Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)

Stuart McCloskey (Ballynahinch/Ulster)

Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)

Jared Payne (Ulster)

Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)

Jonathan Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster)

Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)

Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

*denotes uncapped player

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