Robbie Henshaw and Joey Carbery have been disregarded of Ireland’s 37-man squad for the Guinness Six Nations however there’s a place for uncapped Leinster again Jamie Osborne.
Centre Henshaw has endured an injury-hit season and is at the moment sidelined with a wrist situation, whereas Ross Byrne and Jack Crowley have been chosen forward of Carbery as fly-half cowl for captain Johnny Sexton.
Osborne, 21, is the one Test newcomer picked by Andy Farrell on the again of his standout performances for his province.
Sexton and prop Tadhg Furlong are additionally among the many 20 Leinster gamers referred to as upon as they recuperate from accidents.
Ireland, who prime the world rankings and gained the Triple Crown final 12 months, start their marketing campaign on February 4 towards Wales in Cardiff.
Experienced Munster pair Keith Earls and Conor Murray and Connacht centre Bundee Aki additionally make the reduce, regardless of a scarcity of current motion at membership stage.
Ulster forwards Nick Timoney and Kieran Treadwell are among the many different gamers to overlook out.
Head coach Farrell informed the Irish Rugby Football web site: “The Six Nations is a huge competition for us and another opportunity for us to grow as group.
“2022 was a busy year as we got to work with a larger group of players as we continued to build our squad depth and competition for places.
“While there are a few players carrying knocks and others that have missed out on selection for the start of the tournament, they will have the opportunity to push their case playing for their provinces in the URC (United Rugby Championship) over the coming weeks as no doubt we will need to call upon the wider group as the tournament progresses.”