Jerry Flannery has been named as one of three hookers to be named in the Ireland squad for their opener against Wales. Flannery missed the autumn internationals due to injury but has been back playing for Munster in recent weeks.
Flannery will join two other hookers in the squad, experienced veteran Frankie Sheahan and Ulster man Rory Best.
Forwards: N Best, R Best, S Best, S Easterby, J Flannery, J Hayes, M Horan, D Leamy, D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell, M O'Driscoll, M O'Kelly, F Sheahan, D Wallace
Backs: I Boss, G Dempsey, G D'Arcy, D Hickie, G Murphy, B O'Driscoll, R O'Gara, P Stringer, A Trimble, P Wallace.