The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
But if David Doyle and Brendan Macken are to return to action then it will be restricted as they are named among the replacements.
Ruddock said: “After winning the Championship last season the stakes are set high for us this year. But this is a new season, a new squad and a clean slate.
“Our focus for now is on kicking off the championship with a strong performance and while it is great to have a core of experienced players we will be looking for the entire squad to show what they can do.
“We have prepared well and have gelled as a team. The skill level, attitude and performances of the players and of the team as a whole have been very impressive. “We hope to reproduce this for the tournament.”
15 - Craig Gilroy (Dungannon - Ulster)
14 - Andrew Conway (Blackrock - Leinster)
13 - Alex Kelly (UCD -Leinster)
12 - Luke Marshall (Ballymena - Ulster)
11 - Andrew Boyle (UCD - Leinster
10 - Patrick Jackson (Dungannon - Ulster)
9 - Blane McIlroy (Ballymena - Ulster)
1 - James Tracy (UCD -Leinster)
2 - Niall Annett (Belfast Harlequins - Ulster) (Captain)
3 - Martin Moore (Lansdowne - Leinster)
4 - Michael Kearney (Clontarf - Leinster)
5 - Daniel Qualter (Buccaneers - Connacht)
6 - Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne - Leinster)
7 - Aaron Conneely (Corinthians - Connacht)
8 - Eoin McKeon (Galwegians - Connacht)
16 - David Doyle (UCD - Leinster)
17 - Conor Carey (Ballymena - Ulster)
18 - Finlay Bealham (Exile)
19 - William Iain Henderson (Queens - Ulster)
20 - Peter Du Toit (UCD - Leinster)
21 - Cathal Marsh (Dublin University - Leinster)
22 - Brendan Macken (Blackrock - Leinster)