Andy Farrell confirmed a roster of 37 players from Ireland for the international series, which includes two games in July against Japan and the United States at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. In the absence of Johnny Sexton, James Ryan will be the captain of the Clover.
Robert Baloucoune, Tom O’Toole, Nick Timoney (Ulster), Caolin Blade, Tom Daly, Paul Boyle (Connacht), Harry Byrne, Peter Dooley, Ross Molony (Leinster), Gavin Coombes and Fineen Wycherley (Munster) are the eleven players. who will wait to add their first cap with the green shirt,
“We will meet on June 22 and begin preparations for the two games. I know the players will be eager to seize this opportunity to don the green jersey and play in front of the fans in Dublin for the first time in 18 months. Johnny (Sexton), Cian (Healy) and Keith (Earls) will not participate in this window. It will be a great opportunity to see if this group can perform at this level, “said the head coach of the national team.
The game against Japan is scheduled for Saturday, July 3, while Ireland will face the United States the following weekend.
Forwards: Ryan Baird, Finlay Bealham, Paul Boyle, Ed Byrne, Gavin Coombes, Ultan Dillane, Peter Dooley, Caelan Doris, Dave Heffernan, Rob Herring, Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Ross Molony, Peter O’Mahony, Tom O’Toole, James Ryan (cap), John Ryan, Nick Timoney, Josh van der Flier and Fineen Wycherley.
Backs: Will Addison, Robert Baloucoune, Caolin Blade, Billy Burns, Harry Byrne, Joey Carbery, Craig Casey, Andrew Conway, Shane Daly, Tom Daly, Chris Farrell, Jamison Gibson Park, Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, Stuart McCloskey, Garry Ringrose and Jacob Stockdale.