18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Backs: Peter Stringer (Munster/Shannon), Guy Easterby (Llanelli), Ronan O'Gara (Munster/Cork Constitution), David Humphreys (Ulster/Dungannon) Vice-Captain, Kevin Maggs (Bath), Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster/Blackrock College) Vice-Captain, Denis Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Girvan Dempsey (Leinster/Terenure College), Shane Horgan (Leinster/Lansdowne), John Kelly (Munster/Cork Constitution).
Forwards: Keith Wood (Harlequins) Captain, Shane Byrne (Leinster/Blackrock College), John Hayes (Munster/Shannon), Reggie Corrigan (Leinster/Greystones), Paul Wallace (Leinster/Blackrock College), Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Gary Longwell (Ulster/Ballymena), Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock College), Anthony Foley (Munster/Shannon) Vice-Captain, Keith Gleeson (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Victor Costello (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon).
Not considered: David Wallace (Munster/Garryowen), Paul O'Connell (Munster/Young Munster), Simon Easterby (Llanelli), Eric Miller (Leinster/Terenure College), Jeremy Davidson (Ulster/Dungannon), Bob Casey (London Irish), Rob Henderson (Munster/Young Munster) and Geordan Murphy (Leicester).