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Conway and Scannell brothers included in Ireland's Six Nations squad
Joe Schmidt has named a group of 40 to gather in Carton House.

IRELAND HEAD COACH Joe Schmidt has included three uncapped Munster players in a 40-man squad to prepare for the Six Nations.

Wing Andrew Conway is included along with brothers Niall and Rory Scannell, three of a 13-strong contingent from the southern province.

Seven more of the squad have just one cap to their name, including powerful Leinster back row Jack Conan whose one previous appearance in green was in the summer of 2015.

Jonathan Sexton and Paddy Jackson are the only out-halves among the squad despite the Leinster out-half’s recent injury frustrations.

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Ireland squad of 40 for rounds 1 and 2 of 2017 Six Nations (*denotes uncapped at international level)


Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 17 caps
Jack McGrath (St. Mary’s College/Leinster) 36 caps
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 62 caps
Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 6 caps
John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 1 cap
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 11 caps


Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (c) 100 caps
James Tracy (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap
Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) *

Second Rows

Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster) 43 caps
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 42 caps
Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 28 caps
Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster) 1 cap
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 8 caps

Back Rows

Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) 44 caps
Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster) 12 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Cork Con/Munster) 37 caps
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps
Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap
CJ Stander (Munster) 10 caps
Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 1 cap
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) (vc) 91 caps


Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 9 caps
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 53 caps

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Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 19 caps
Jonathan Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 63 caps


Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 24 caps
Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster) 9 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 1 cap
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 3 caps
Rory Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) *

Back three

Tommy Bowe (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 67 caps
Andrew Conway (Munster) *
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 54 caps
Craig Gilroy (Bangor/Ulster) 9 caps
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster) 69 caps
Simon Zebo (Cork Con/Munster) 28 caps
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 72 caps
Tiernan O’Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht) 3 caps

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