22 Jan 2009

Seven uncapped players in Irish squad

11:04 am on 22 January 2009

The Ireland rugby squad for next month's Six Nations Championship includes seven uncapped players.

Coach Declan Kindey says the core group of players from the November squad have maintained their form, but it is also pleasing to be able to bring in players who are really developing this season like Darren Cave and Tom Court.

Kidney also welcomes back centre Gordon D'Arcy in the 39 strong squad.

D'Arcy has not played for Ireland since breaking his arm in last season's championship opener against Italy.