Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has named his squad for the summer tour to New Zealand. His side will play three tests in New Zealand in Auckland (June 9th), Christchurch (June 16th) and Hamilton (June 23rd), looking to improve on their disappointing Six Nations campaign.
With three of their four provincial sides taking reach the last four of this year’s Heineken Cup, with Leinster winning the tournament and contesting the RaboDirect Pro12 final this weekend, Ireland’s domestic game is in good shape. Now they have to translate it onto the international stage.
Best, Cronin, Ferris, Fitzpatrick, Healy, Heaslip, O’Brien, O’Callaghan, O’Mahony, Ross, Ryan, Sherry, Tuohy (plus three more).
Cave, Earls, D’Arcy, Kearney, McFadden, Murray, O’Driscoll, O’Gara, Reddan, Sexton, Trimble, Zebo (plus one more).