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Ireland name 34-man squad for Italy match

The Ireland coaching group have named a squad of 34 players for Round 3 of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations Championship. Ireland play Italy at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday 24th February, 2019.

Chris Farrell has been reviewed by the Ireland medical team and is fit to train today.

Garry Ringrose and Rhys Ruddock will continue their respective hamstring rehab at Leinster this week.

Will Addison has some lower back stiffness that is being managed at Ulster this week.

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne, who were named in the initial Six Nations squad, have joined the group at Carton House this week.

Henderson is included despite being due to face a Disciplinary Committee later on Tuesday relating to an alleged incident involving Ospreys flanker Sam Cross during Ulster’s 8-0 PRO14 win in Bridgend last Friday. He was reported by the Citing Commissioner in charge for alleged infringement of Law 9.11 – Players must not do anything that is dangerous to others. Henderson completed 80 minutes on his return from a finger injury as he tried to push himself into contention for international selection.

Munster forward Beirne missed Ireland’s opening two matches with England and Scotland due to a knee injury.

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Italy meanwhile have confirmed that their captain Sergio Parisse will miss the game because of concussion, which he suffered while playing for Stade Francais at the weekend.

Ireland squad 2019 Guinness Six Nations Championship Round 3

Forwards (18)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 115 caps (c)
Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 4 caps
Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 12 caps
Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 67 caps
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 12 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 30 caps
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 86 caps
Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 42 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 26 caps
Jack McGrath (St Marys College/Leinster) 53 caps
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 26 caps
Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) 54 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 54 caps (vc)
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 10 caps
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps
John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 16 caps
Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 11 caps
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps

Backs (16)
Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 14 caps
Caolin Blade (Galwegians/Connacht) 0 caps
Adam Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap
Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 18 caps
Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 0 caps
Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 10 caps
John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 6 caps
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 74 caps
Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 4 caps
Tom Farrell (Coolmine/Connacht) 0 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 37 caps
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster/) 88 caps
Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 11 caps
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 69 caps
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 80 caps (vc)
Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 16 caps

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Ireland name 34-man squad for Italy match