We have the squad and fixture and kick off times for Ireland rugby teams tour of Japan and USA in the middle of June.
The squad contains 8 uncapped players – John Cooney, Dave Heffernan, Rory O’Loughlin, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, Rory Scannell, Jacob Stockdale andKieran Treadwell.
Ireland Head Coach, Joe Schmidt, commented, “With eleven players due to tour with the British and Irish Lions, plus a number of injuries to experienced internationals, the summer tour squad includes plenty of youth.
“There is a real freshness to the group, including the coaching staff, so we’re looking forward to what will be a very challenging summer tour.”
We have retained a sprinkling of experienced players, some of whom may yet be called up to the Lions, but the focus is really on challenging the younger players to cope with the heat and foreign conditions as well as the speed and physicality of test rugby.”
One further player player will be added to the squad following the weekend’s provincial fixtures.
The tour will also see three young Irish coaches spend time with the national team. Racing 92’s Ronan O’Gara will accompany the team for the New Jersey leg of the tour with Leinster’s Girvan Dempsey with the group for the first week in Japan and Munster’s Felix Jones working with the team for the final week of the tour in Tokyo.
Ireland Squad Summer Tour 2017 – USA & Japan
|Finlay Bealham||(Buccaneers/Connacht)||6 caps|
|Joey Carbery||(Clontarf/Leinster)||3 caps|
|Jack Conan||(Old Belvedere/Leinster)||1 cap|
|Andrew Conway||(Garryowen/Munster)||1 cap|
|Keith Earls||(Young Munster/Munster)||59 caps|
|Cian Healy||(Clontarf/Leinster)||67 caps|
|Paddy Jackson||(Dungannon/Ulster)||23 caps|
|Dave Kilcoyne||(UL Bohemians/Munster)||17 caps|
|Dan Leavy||(UCD/Leinster)||2 caps|
|Kieran Marmion||(Corinthians/Connacht)||13 caps|
|Luke Marshall||(Ballymena/Ulster)||9 caps|
|Luke McGrath||(UCD/Leinster)||1 cap|
|Tommy O’Donnell||(UL Bohemians/Munster)||12 caps|
|Jack O’Donoghue||(UL Bohemians/Munster)||1 cap|
|Tiernan O’Halloran||(Buccaneers/Connacht)||3 caps|
|Rory O’Loughlin||(Old Belvedere/Leinster)||uncapped|
|Garry Ringrose||(UCD/Leinster)||8 caps|
|Rhys Ruddock||(St Mary’s College/Leinster)||13 caps|
|John Ryan||(Cork Constitution/Munster)||6 caps|
|Niall Scannell||(Dolphin/Munster)||4 caps|
|Jacob Stockdale||(Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)||uncapped|
|Devin Toner||(Lansdowne/Leinster)||47 caps|
|James Tracy||(UCD/Leinster)||2 caps|
|Josh van der Flier||(UCD/Leinster)||7 caps|
|Simon Zebo||(Cork Constitution/Munster)||33 caps|
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Ireland Squad Summer Tour 2017 – USA & Japan Fixtures
USA v IRELAND
Saturday 10th June, 2017, KO 17:00 (GMT 22:00)
Red Bull Arena, New Jersey, USA
Japan v IRELAND
Saturday 17th June, 2017 KO 14:00 (GMT 06:00)
Ecopa Stadium, Shizuoka, Japan
Japan v IRELAND
Saturday 24th June, 2017 KO 14:40 (GMT 06:40)
Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Japan