Eight Munster stars will join the main squad for the full window while six others will be part of Ireland ‘A’
By James Roulston Mooney
A strong Munster contingent has been chosen to represent Ireland in the Bank of Ireland Nations Series 2022 in their fixtures against world champions South Africa, Fiji and Australia at Aviva Stadium in November.
Conor Murray leads the way for the province as he is set to earn his 100th cap in this upcoming window, becoming only the eighth men’s player to do so.
Joey Carbery, Craig Casey and the uncapped Calvin Nash complete the quartet of backs expected to be part of the full window.
Peter O’Mahony, Tadhg Beirne and Gavin Coombes return to the setup alongside prop Jeremy Loughman who has yet to play for the national side.
Loughman’s fellow prop and 48-cap Irish international Dave Kilcoyne headlines the Ireland ‘A’ panel who will play an All Blacks XV at the RDS on Friday, November 4th.
Utility back three player Shane Daly is the only other capped Munster player on the panel and he is joined by Thomas Ahern, Diarmuid Barron, Jack Crowley and Roman Salanoa.
Backs: Robert Baloucoune, Joey Carbery, Craig Casey, Ciaran Frawley, Jamison Gibson Park, Mack Hansen, Robbie Henshaw, Hugo Keenan, Mike Lowry, Conor Murray, Stuart McCloskey, Calvin Nash, Jimmy O’Brien, Garry Ringrose, Johnny Sexton (C), Jacob Stockdale.
Forwards: Ryan Baird, Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Gavin Coombes, Caelan Doris, Tadhg Furlong, Dave Heffernan, Cian Healy, Rob Herring, Jeremy Loughman, Joe McCarthy, Peter O’Mahony, Tom O’Toole, Andrew Porter, Cian Prendergast, James Ryan, Dan Sheehan, Nick Timoney, Kieran Treadwell, Josh van der Flier.
Ireland ‘A’ panel
Tom Ahern, Diarmuid Barron, Caolin Blade, Jack Crowley, Shane Daly, Max Deegan, James Hume, Dave Kilcoyne, Marty Moore, Jamie Osborne, Scott Penny, Roman Salanoa.
IRELAND ‘A’ v All Blacks XV
Friday 4th November, 2022, RDS, KO 7:45pm
IRELAND v South Africa
Saturday 5th November, 2022, Aviva Stadium, KO 5:30pm
IRELAND v Fiji
Saturday 12th November, 2022, Aviva Stadium, KO 1:00pm
IRELAND v Australia
Saturday 19th November, 2022, Aviva Stadium, KO 8:00pm