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.
There is one vacancy in the starting team at scrumhalf as the Irish management will give Peter Stringer further time to recover from his hand injury.
...A Waiting Game For Peter Stringer...
If Stringer does not recover in time, Isaac Boss will again start the game, with Eoin Reddan coming onto the bench.
The team will be captained by Brian O'Driscoll for the 35th time.
The Ireland team to play England in the RBS 6 Nations Championship on Saturday, 24th February 2007 in Croke Park at 17.30hrs is as follows:
15 - Girvan Dempsey Terenure College/Leinster 71
14 - Shane Horgan Lansdowne/Leinster 52
13 - Brian O'Driscoll Captain Blackrock College/Leinster 71
12 - Gordon D'Arcy Lansdowne/Leinster 28
11 - Denis Hickie St.Mary's College/Leinster 55
10 - Ronan O'Gara Cork Constitution/Munster 68
9 - A.N. Other
1 - Marcus Horan Shannon/Munster 44
2 - Rory Best Belfast Harlequins/Ulster 9
3 - John Hayes Bruff/Munster 70
4 - Donncha O'Callaghan Cork Constitution/Munster 32
5 - Paul O'Connell Young Munster/Munster 41
6 - Simon Easterby Llanelli 54
7 - David Wallace Garryowen/Munster 34
8 - Denis Leamy Cork Constitution/Munster 19
16 - Jerry Flannery Shannon/Munster 11
17 - Simon Best Belfast Harlequins/Ulster 13
18 - Mick O'Driscoll Cork Constitution/Munster 7
19 - Neil Best Belfast Harlequins/Ulster 8
20 - Isaac Boss Ballymena/Ulster 6
or Eoin Reddan Wasps 1
21 - Paddy Wallace Ballymena/Ulster 2
22 - Andrew Trimble Ballymena/Ulster 12