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Andy Farrell Announces 35-Player Squad for Ireland’s Summer Tour to South Africa

Andy Farrell Announces 35-Player Squad for Ireland’s Summer Tour to South Africa

Andy FarrellHead Coach Andy Farrell has named a 35-player Ireland Men’s squad for the upcoming Summer Tour to South Africa, with Peter O’Mahony set to captain the team.

The squad, which includes three uncapped players, will begin preparations at the IRFU High Performance Centre in Dublin on Thursday before departing for Johannesburg on Tuesday, June 25. Leinster’s Jamie Osborne and Sam Prendergast, along with Ulster’s Cormac Izuchukwu, are among the new faces rewarded for their impressive provincial performances.

Ireland will face the Springboks in a two-match Test Series, starting with the opening Test at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, July 6, followed by the second Test at Hollywoodbets Kings Park in Durban on Saturday, July 13. Both matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in Ireland.

Farrell emphasized the significance of the tour, stating, “Playing a Test Series against the defending world champions in South Africa provides an unparalleled challenge and an opportunity for growth following the Guinness Six Nations.”

Captain Peter O’Mahony expressed his pride in leading the team, acknowledging the formidable challenge posed by the reigning world champions and highlighting the respect and familiarity between the two nations due to recent international and club-level encounters.

Andy Farrell Announces 35-Player Squad for Ireland’s Summer Tour to South Africa
Andy Farrell Announces 35-Player Squad for Ireland’s Summer Tour to South Africa

Ireland Squad – Summer Tour 2024:

Forwards:

• Ryan Baird (Leinster) – 20 caps

• Finlay Bealham (Connacht) – 40 caps

• Tadhg Beirne (Munster) – 50 caps

• Caelan Doris (Leinster) – 41 caps

• Tadhg Furlong (Leinster) – 76 caps

• Cian Healy (Leinster) – 129 caps

• Rob Herring (Ulster) – 39 caps

• Cormac Izuchukwu (Ulster) – uncapped

• Oli Jager (Munster) – 1 cap

• Ronan Kelleher (Leinster) – 31 caps

• Joe McCarthy (Leinster) – 10 caps

• Peter O’Mahony (Munster, captain) – 105 caps

• Tom O’Toole (Ulster) – 13 caps

• Andrew Porter (Leinster) – 64 caps

• Cian Prendergast (Connacht) – 3 caps

• James Ryan (Leinster) – 62 caps

• Dan Sheehan (Leinster) – 26 caps

• Nick Timoney (Ulster) – 3 caps

• Josh van der Flier (Leinster) – 62 caps

Backs:

• Bundee Aki (Connacht) – 56 caps

• Caolin Blade (Connacht) – 2 caps

• Craig Casey (Munster) – 14 caps

• Jack Crowley (Munster) – 14 caps

• Ciaran Frawley (Leinster) – 4 caps

• Robbie Henshaw (Leinster) – 72 caps

• Jordan Larmour (Leinster) – 32 caps

• James Lowe (Leinster) – 31 caps

• Stuart McCloskey (Ulster) – 17 caps

• Conor Murray (Munster) – 116 caps

• Calvin Nash (Munster) – 6 caps

• Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster) – 8 caps

• Jamie Osborne (Leinster) – uncapped

• Sam Prendergast (Leinster) – uncapped

• Garry Ringrose (Leinster) – 58 caps

• Jacob Stockdale (Ulster) – 37 caps

Unavailable:

• Jamison Gibson-Park (hamstring injury)

• Jack Conan (personal reasons)

Summer Tour 2024 Fixtures:

• Saturday, July 6: South Africa vs. Ireland, Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria (5pm local time/4pm Irish time)

• Saturday, July 13: South Africa vs. Ireland, Hollywoodbets Kings Park, Durban (5pm local time/4pm Irish time)

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