Tommy Bowe also returned to play for his club Ospreys after recovering from his knee injury that has kept him out of the opening two rounds of the championship and has been named in the squad. Backs Denis Hurley and Gavin Duffy also came through unscathed from their provincial games in the Magners League and are included.
Second rows Mick O'Driscoll and Donnacha Ryan have also been called up as have Tony Buckley, who played for his province after returning from a hip injury, and back row Rhys Ruddock.
The Ireland squad will gather in Dublin this evening with the first training session scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Ireland Squad additions:
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