The Ireland coaching group has named a 38 player squad that includes four uncapped players for the Guinness Series 2017 which sees Ireland take on South Africa, Fiji and Argentina in the Aviva Stadium in November.
The four uncapped players are Bundee Aki, Adam Byrne, Chris Farrell and Darren Sweetnam.
Ireland Head Coach, Joe Schmidt, commented, "In what we anticipate will be an incredibly physical Guinness Series plenty will be demanded of the squad.
We have retained a core of experienced players but have also included a number of promising players that we hope will acquit themselves well."
Ireland Squad - Guinness Series 2017
FORWARDS (21) Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) Captain104 caps Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 4 caps Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 10 caps Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 16 caps Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 70 caps Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 32 caps Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 1 cap Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 20 caps
Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 4 caps Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster) 41 caps Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster) 49 caps Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster) 12 caps Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 40 caps Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's College/Leinster) 16 caps James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 2 caps John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 9 caps CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 15 caps Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 50 caps James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 4 caps Kieran Treadwell (Ballymena/Ulster) 2 caps
BACKS (17) Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) uncapped Adam Byrne (UCD/Leinster) uncapped Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 4 caps Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 3 caps Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 62 caps Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) uncapped Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 29 caps Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 16 caps Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 76 caps Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster) 5 caps Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 16 caps Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/UIster) 1 cap Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 4 caps Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 57 caps Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 66 caps Jacob Stockdale (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 2 caps Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster) uncapped