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.
They wrap up their European campaign for the calendar year at the Sportsground on Friday night when Rugby Rovigo visit.
Michael Bradley's men beat the Italians 35-20 away last weekend and a second successive bonus point win would do nicely in round 4.
Bradley said: "We were obviously very pleased with the result last weekend. We went to Rovigo looking for a win in order to keep our qualification hopes alive so to have got the bonus point is a big boost to us.
"It was a tough game as Rovigo defended heroically but the match was hampered by a very heavy pitch after a lot of wet weather so it's difficult to gauge what sort of game we are going to see this weekend.
"We showed some good continuity play and put together a lot of phases which is a positive we'll take forward, as well as our scrummaging, which was particularly strong.
"Of course you're always looking to improve but there's nothing I took out of the game as an area of concern.
"We have a couple of injury worries. Johnny O'Connor is ruled out and Keith Matthews and Ronan Loughney both picked up knocks (in Italy) but I think we have enough depth in the squad to cover their possible absence."