IRELAND HAVE BEEN forced to ring in a couple of changes to their senior and Wolfhounds squads after the weekend’s action.
Munster winger Simon Zebo, who scored a hat-trick of tries in their Heineken Cup win away to Northampton, will now play for the Wolfhounds against Saxons on Saturday as Leinster’s Luke Fitzgerald is still on the mend from the neck injury which has kept him out since St Stephen’s Day.
Craig Gilroy of Ulster replaces Zebo for the training camp in Limerick and Jack McGrath is in for Paddy McAllister, who is sidelined after picking up a knee injury in the British & Irish Cup. Andrew Conway won’t make it either, and his club mate Fionn Carr takes his spot.
Training squad: Rory Best, Tommy Bowe, Tom Court, Sean Cronin, Leo Cullen, Gordon D’Arcy, Keith Earls, Stephen Ferris, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip, Shane Jennings, Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden, Conor Murray, Sean O’Brien, Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell, Ronan O’Gara, Eoin Reddan, Mike Ross, Donnacha Ryan, Jonathan Sexton, Andrew Trimble, Paddy Wallace. Additional players: Fionn Carr, Craig Gilroy, Jack McGrath, Ian Nagle, Peter O’Mahony, Tiernan O’Halloran.
Irish Wolhounds squad: Stephen Archer, Isaac Boss, Gavin Duffy, Chris Henry, Denis Hurley, David Kearney, Ian Keatley, Ronan Loughney, Ian Madigan, Mike McCarthy, Kevin McLaughlin, John Muldoon, Tomas O’Leary, Eoin O’Malley, Rhys Ruddock, Mike Sherry, Nevin Spence, Devin Toner, Dan Tuohy, Damien Varley, Brett Wilkinson, Simon Zebo.