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Heaslip And Trimble In The Selection Mix

Heaslip And Trimble In The Selection Mix

The announcement of the Ireland team to play France will take place as originally scheduled tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1.15pm in the team hotel.

The squad trained earlier today at the RDS as they build towards Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations showdown with France at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 3pm).

Ireland team manager Paul McNaughton said: “We had felt earlier today we weren’t in a position to name the team as there was too much doubt concerning the fitness of several players, but following training this afternoon, Andrew Trimble and Jamie Heaslip came through the session okay.

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“We felt there was no need to actually hold off on selection, so we will go ahead as planned tomorrow. We were also able to confirm that Stephen Ferris is still not ready for a return to play and has been ruled out of the France game.”

France head coach Marc Lievremont announced his team earlier today. Click here for full details.