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.
There is also an opportunity for Gavin Hickie, the Leinster number 2 hooker to impress.
Ireland A.Paddy Wallace (Ulster/Ballymena); Gordon Darcy (Leinster/Lansdowne), Mike Mullins (Munster/Young Munster) Jason Holland (Munster/Midleton), Anthony Horgan (Munster/Cork Constitution); Paul Burke (Harlequins) Neil Doak (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins); Reggie Corrigan capt(Leinster/Lansdowne), Gavin Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Simon Best (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins); Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock College), Bob Casey (Leinster/Blackrock College); Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon), Keith Gleeson (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Victor Costello (Leinster/St. Mary's College).
Replacements: James Blaney (Munster/Shannon), Marcus Horan (Munster/Shannon), Donnacha O'Callaghan (Munster/Cork Constitution), -Andy Ward (Ulster/Ballynahinch), Brian O'Meara (Leinster/Cork Constitution), Jeremy Staunton (Munster/Garryowen), Justin Bishop (London Irish).