The Ireland Squad of 22 from which the team to play Italy in the RBS Six Nations in Rome on Saturday, February 22nd at 2.30 p.m. is:
Forwards: Shane Byrne (Leinster/Blackrock College), Reggie Corrigan (Leinster/Greystones), Victor Costello, (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Leo Cullen (Leinster/Blackrock College), Anthony Foley (Munster/Shannon), Keith Gleeson (Leinster/St. Mary's College), John Hayes (Munster/Shannon), Marcus Horan (Munster/Shannon), Gary Longwell(Ulster/Ballymena), Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Alan Quinlan (Munster/Shannon), Frank Sheahan (Munster/Cork Constitution). Backs: Girvan Dempsey (Leinster/Terenure College), Guy Easterby(Llanelli), Denis Hickie (Leinster/St. Mary's College), Rob Henderson (Munster / Young Munster), David Humphreys (Ulster/Dungannon), Kevin Maggs (Bath), Geordan Murphy (Leicester), Ronan O'Gara (Munster/Cork Constitution), Brian O'Driscoll capt (Leinster/Blackrock College),Peter Stringer (Munster/Shannon). John Kelly(Munster/Cork Constitution).
Meanwhile the Ireland A Squad from which the team to play Italy (Friday,February 21st, Rovigo) has also been announced and it included ,b>jeremy Davidson who was forced to miss the Scotland game through injury.
Forwards: Simon Best (Ulster/Belfast Harlequins), Peter Bracken(Connacht/Galwegians), James Blaney (Munster/Shannon), Jeremy Davidson (Ulster/Dungannon), Kieron Dawson (London Irish), Simon Easterby (Llanelli), Justin Fitzpatrick (Ulster/Dungannon), Aidan McCullen (Leinster/Lansdowne), Eric Miller (Leinster/Terenure College), Mick O'Driscoll