12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Ulster and Ireland out-half David Humphreys has been named in a World XV squad to take on South Africa on Saturday week (Ellis Park, Johannesburg, kick-off 2.00pm Irish time).
The World XV, coached by Bob Dwyer, are scheduled to play both the Springboks (June 3) and a Corne Krige XV (Newlands, June 9) - in a game to honour the former Stormers and South Africa captain.
As well as that, the star-studded tourists will be involved in a number of training clinics for local schools and coaches alike.
The South Africa v World XV fixture will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 3 at 2.00pm on Saturday week. Tullamore man Peter Bracken was originally named in the squad but his call-up to the Ireland summer tour squad means he will miss out.
WORLD XV Squad: Backs: C Spencer (Northampton Saints/ New Zealand), B Reihana (Northampton Saints/New Zealand), J Marshall (Ospreys/New Zealand) M Robinson (Northampton Saints/New Zealand), M Burke (Newcastle Falcons/Australia), D Humphreys (Ulster/Ireland), T Castaignede (Saracens/France), F Waters (London Wasps/England), J Roff (Kuboto/Australia), I Nacewa (Blues), C Debrosse (Narbonne/France).
Forwards: C Califano (Gloucester/France), D Hewett (Edinburgh Gunners/New Zealand), A Lo Cicero (L'Aquila/Italy), M Regan (Bristol/England), R Ibanez (London Wasps/France), T Palmer (London Wasps/England), C Visagie (Saracens/South Africa), O Finegan (Newcastle Falcons/Australia), O Magne (London Irish/France), S Harding (Northampton Saints/New Zealand), X Rush (Cardiff Blues/New Zealand), T Kefu (Kuboto/Australia), S Chabal (Sale Sharks/France), J Pierre (Bourgoin).