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Ireland Squad Named For South Africa

25th May 2016 By Munster Rugby

The national coaching team have selected a squad of 32 players to travel to South Africa in June for a three Test series against the Springboks and have included five Munster players.

The national coaching team have selected a squad of 32 players to travel to South Africa in June for a three Test series against the Springboks and have included five Munster players.

Dave Kilcoyne, Donnacha Ryan and CJ Stander are included amongst the forwards with Keith Earls and Conor Murray named in the backs.
 
The squad will depart for South Africa on Sunday 5th June and will be based in Cape Town ahead of the 1st Test at the DHL Newlands Stadium before moving to Johannesburg for the 2nd Test at Emirates Airline Park.  The 3rd and final test will take place in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Munster players unavailable for selection included Peter O'MahonySimon Zebo and Andrew Conway.

Addtionally Cian Healy, Denis Buckley, Nathan White, Josh van der Flier, Sean O'Brien and Tommy Bowe were unavailable.
 
All three Tests will be broadcast live on SKY Sports.
 
Ireland Squad for 2016 Summer Tour of South Africa:
 
Forwards (18)
Finlay Bealham (Corinthians/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (c)
Sean Cronin (St Marys/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) (vc)
Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Jack McGrath (St Marys/Leinster)
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Sean Reidy (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht)*
Rhys Ruddock (St Marys/Leinster)
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
 
Backs (14)
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)
Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Stuart Olding (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys/Leinster)
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
 
*uncapped

Ireland Summer Tour 2016 Fixtures
 
South Africa v IRELAND
Saturday 11th June, 2016
DHL Newlands Stadium KO 17:00 (16:00 GMT)
 
South Africa v IRELAND
Saturday 18th June, 2016
Emirates Airline Park KO 17:00 (16:00 GMT)
 
South Africa v IRELAND
Saturday 25th June, 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium KO 17:00 (16:00 GMT)

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