LUKE FITZGERALD AND Robbie Henshaw have been included in a 23 man Irish Wolfhounds squad to take on the England Saxons on Friday.
Andrew Trimble and Kevin McLaughlin, two players who would have hoped to make it into the main squad for the Six Nations, are also included.
Tom Court and Isaac Boss, who played for Ireland at the 2011 World Cup, have been asked to prove themselves, and provide guidance to the younger squad members, for the friendly fixture in Galway.
Assistant coach Les Kiss has said all players named in this squad still have a chance to feature against Wales.
Declan Kidney and Jamie Heaslip will be in Wales tomorrow for the official Six Nations launch, as well as the coaches and captains from the other countries competing the Six Ntions.
The England Saxons squad contains 13 players from the Saracens and Leicester Tigers teams that have reached the Heineken Cup quarter finals.
The match kicks off at 7:35pm on Friday at the Sportsground, Galway.
TheScore.ie will be covering all the action live from 7pm on Friday evening.
Michael Bent (Leinster), Isaac Boss (Leinster), Darren Cave (Ulster), James Coughlan (Munster), Tom Court (Ulster), Luke Fitzgerald (Leinster), Declan Fitzpatrick (Ulster), Iain Henderson (Ulster), Robbie Henshaw (Connacht), Paddy Jackson (Ulster), Ian Keatley (Munster), David Kilcoyne (Munster), Ian Madigan (Leinster), Paul Marshall (Ulster), Kevin McLaughlin (Leinster), Dave McSharry (Connacht), Tommy O’Donnell (Munster), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), Mike Sherry (Munster), Lewis Stevenson (Ulster), Devin Toner (Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ulster), Damien Varley (Munster).