Miller made his debut for Ireland in 1997 and played one test forthe Lions against South Africa in the victorious three test series in 1997. The team to play France will be announced on February 10.
Meanwhile, New Zealand-born centre Tony Marsh and veteran loosehead prop Jean-Jacques Crenca face the guillotine when head coach Bernard Laporte names a 30-man Six Nations squad on tomorrow (Tuesday).
Marsh, plagued by Achilles tendon problems, has only played threetimes since the World Cup and Laporte has not spoken to the 31-year-oldsince returning from Australia. Marsh successfully battled back from testicular cancer to win aplace in France's World Cup squad but Laporte was expected to go for DamienTraille and Yannick Jauzion as his first-choice centres.
South African-born Brian Liebenberg, a controversial World Cupselection, was in thundering form for Stade Francais against Leicester in theEuropean Cup last Friday and is as good as guaranteed a place in the squad.
Crenca, 34, is another player Laporte feels he no longer needs ashe looks over the horizon to the 2007 World Cup in France.
Left wing ,b>Christophe Dominici, sin binned in the World Cupsemi-final for tripping England wing Jason Robinson, is another player who at 32 isunlikely to make the cut.
Toulouse half-backs Frederic Michalak and Jean-Baptiste Elissaldecan expect a call-up but Elissalde, who got the nod from club coacheswhen the
Biarritz scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili, the understudy of retiredcaptain Fabien Galthie all last season, should keep Laporte's faith - atleast for now. Michalak's conversion to fly-half from scrum-half has leftToulouse stand-off Yannick Delaigue on the bench this season too often for hisliking and he has signed to join Castres in the summer.
European champions Toulouse will supply the lion's share ofplayers. Wing Vincent Clerc, a surprise omission from the World Cup, shouldearn a recall while 26-year-old William Servat is in line to replace theretired Raphael Ibanez and win a first cap as France hooker.
Veteran lock Fabien Pelous successfully came through his comebackmatch against Edinburgh in the European Cup over the weekend and will leadthe side.
"Don't think that just because we beat Ireland in the WorldCup quarter-finals we expect this to be easy. It's a new a season andIreland have given us a few problems in the Six Nations in the recent past,"said the 30-year-old who has been capped 86 times.
Pelous captained France 15 times between 1997 and 2002 and tookover from Galthie when the scrum-half was injured for the last three matches ofthe 2003 Six Nations.