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Published: 14:03 | 25/5/16

Reidy and Roux included in Ireland squad


Sean Reidy and Quinn Roux have been named in the Ireland squad for the upcoming tour to South Africa.

Joe Schmidt has selected a 32-man panel for the three Test series against the Springboks with Reidy and Roux the only uncapped players included in the squad.

Paddy Jackson's superb form has seen him rewarded with a recall but there is no place for Ian Madigan ahead of his move to Bordeaux, while Stuart McCloskey also misses out despite making his debut during the Six Nations.

Injuries mean Cian Healy, Denis Buckley, Nathan White, Josh van der Flier, Peter O'Mahony, Sean O'Brien, Tommy Bowe, Andrew Conway and Simon Zebo were not included.

"Touring South Africa will be arduous to say the least so we've attempted to prioritise players who are currently as close to full fitness as possible. In what is always a difficult balancing act, we've taken a long term view with a number of players who need a rest or will benefit from a full pre-season," Schmidt commented.

The first Test will take place at the DHL Newlands Stadium in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg for the second Test at Emirates Airline Park. The third and final Test will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Ireland Squad for 2016 Summer Tour of South Africa:
Forwards:
Finlay Bealham (Galway Corinthians/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) (c)
Sean Cronin (St Marys College/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Galway 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 College/Leinster)
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Sean Reidy (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)*
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht)*
Rhys Ruddock (St Marys College/Leinster)
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Backs:
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
David Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
Kieran Marmion (Galway 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 College/Leinster)
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)

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