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 Irish under 21 Squad to play two French under 21 Regional XV's is as follows:
John Andress (Belfast Harlequins), Eamonn Bracken (Buccaneers), Ryan Caldwell (Dungannon), James Coady (Dublin University), Michael Diffley (Buccaneers), Alex Dunlop (Terenure College), Michael Essex (UCC), Stephen Ferris (Dungannon), Oisin Hennessy (Dungannon) Chris Henry (Malone), David Houston (City of Derry), Anthony Kavanagh (Garryowen), Ronan Loughney (U.L. Bohemians), Gary Maxwell (Dungannon), Mark Melbourne (Garryowen), Joe Merrigan (Corinthians), Glen Moore (Queens University), Brett McNamee (Northampton), Robert Quinn (UCC), Philip Rowe (Dublin University), Lewis Stevensen (Belfast Harlequins), Devon Toner (Lansdowne).
Peter Beirne (Blackrock), Brian Cahill (Bruff), Stephen Grissing (UCD), Mark Hewitt (Clontarf), Thomas Horner (Belfast Harlequins), Philip Howard (Dublin University), Denis Hurley (UCC), Barry Keeshan (Cork Constitution), Mark Kettyle (Belfast Harlequins), Stewart Megaw (Queens University), Ross McCarron (UCD), Paul McKenzie (Belfast Harlequins), Breffni O'Donnell (U.L. Bohemians), David O'Leary (UCC), Danny Riordan (Corinithians), Jonathon Sexton (St. Mary's College), Gareth Steenson (Dungannon), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena), Cillian Willis (UCD).
Mark McDermott - Coach Brian Walsh - Assistant Coach David Haslett - Manager