19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
Shane Horgan is definitely ruled out of contention with a hamstring injury and that almost certainly means a starting place for Geordan Murphy who scored a spectacular try last Saturday against the Scots. Rob Henderson should win himself a place on the bench with the real interest centering on who coach Eddie O'Sullivan will pick at out-half.
Ronan O'Gara was favourite for the number 10 spot prior to the Scotland game before an injured ankle settled that debate in favour of David Humphreys who went to have a tremendous game.
Team manager Brian O'Brien will announce the side at a lunchtime press conference today