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Published: 11:47 | 7/3/16

O'Donoghue and Bealham join Ireland squad


Jack O'Donoghue and Finlay Bealham have been named in the Ireland squad for the final two games of the RBS Six Nations Championship.

Ireland are without a win in this year's tournament but they will be looking to put that right when they welcome Italy and Scotland to the Aviva Stadium over the next two weekends.

Munster's O'Donoghue and Connacht's Bealham have been added as forward options with the former able to play at Number 8 or flanker. Bealham, meanwhile, can operate at both tighthead and loosehead prop.

A number of players, including Cian Healy, Mike Ross and Simon Zebo were released back to their provinces last weekend but they will rejoin the rest of the squad at Carton House ahead of Saturday's clash with Italy.

Ireland Squad (RBS 6 Nations Championship, Rounds 4 and 5):

Forwards:
Finlay Bealham
Rory Best
Sean Cronin
Ultan Dillane
David Foley
Cian Healy
Jamie Heaslip
Jack McGrath
Jordi Murphy
Tommy O'Donnell
Jack O'Donoghue
Mike Ross
Rhys Ruddock
Donnacha Ryan
CJ Stander
Richardt Strauss
Devin Toner
Josh van der Flier
Nathan White

Backs:
Keith Earls
Craig Gilroy
Robbie Henshaw
Patrick Jackson
Rob Kearney
Ian Madigan
Kieran Marmion
Luke Marshall
Stuart McCloskey
Fergus McFadden
Conor Murray
Jared Payne
Eoin Reddan
Jonathan Sexton
Andrew Trimble
Simon Zebo

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