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.
The Ireland side also includes the return of Brian O'Driscoll, Shane Horgan and Anthony Foley who did not take part in the Summer tour due to injury.
Tight head prop Simon Best who earned his first cap for Ireland as a replacement against Samoa in June is selected for his first full cap in a new look front row alongside Wood and Reggie Corrigan.
15 - Geordan Murphy (Leicester) 14 - Shane Horgan (Leinster - Lansdowne) 13 - Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster - Blackrock College) 12 - Kevin Maggs (Bath) 11 - Anthony Horgan (Munster - Cork Constitution) 10 - David Humphreys (Ulster - Dungannon) 9 - Peter Stringer (Munster - Shannon) 1 - Reggie Corrigan (Leinster - Greystones) 2 - Keith Wood Captain 3 - Simon Best (Ulster - Belfast Harlequins) 4 - Malcolm O'Kelly (Leinster - St. Mary's College) 5 - Paul O'Connell (Munster - Young Munster) 6 - Victor Costello (Leinster - St. Mary's College) 7 - Keith Gleeson (Leinster - St. Mary's College) 8 - Anthony Foley (Munster - Shannon)
Replacements. 16 - Shane Byrne (Leinster - Blackrock College) 17 - Justin Fitzpatrick (Castres) 18 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster - Cork Constitution) 19 - David Wallace (Munster - Garryowen) 20 - Guy Easterby (Rotherham) 21 - Tyrone Howe (Ulster - Dungannon) 22 - Girvan Dempsey (Leinster - Terenure College);