Hooker Sean Cronin has been omitted from Ireland’s 37-man Group for Sunday’s Six Nations Match against France at Dublin.
Cronin has reduced the purchase price for Ireland’s lineout troubles at the unimpressive win over Italy as Ulster’s Rob Herring suits him at the elongated squad.
After not dealing with a leg, as expected, Robbie Henshaw is left .
Joey Carbery does return after a problem with Kieron Marmion straight back after an ankle issue.
Carbery is among four fly-halves together with Jack Carty and Ross Byrne also fighting to be Johnny Sexton’s understudy against the French included.
Scrumhalf Marmion simplifies his Connacht Team Mate Caolan Blade while Tadhg Beirne, Cian Healy, ruler Rory Best, James Ryan, CJ Stander and Garry Ringrose are included in the squad after missing the win from Rome.
With Finest Hostels in Rome,” Cronin made his first ever Six Nations start in the Eternal City where he’s mostly been used as a impact replacement because he earned his 68th cap.
Seven caps have been earned by south African-born Herring along together with his final appearance coming against the USA in November.
The Ulster participant began in the summer First Test against Australia if Ireland dropped and arrived as the Irish fought to to clinch the string as a Replacement Niall Scannell at the later matches in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Scannell of munster remains from the group after coming on at Rome like a replacement for Cronin.
Ireland trainer Joe Schmidt will name on Friday.
Backs: Bundee Aki, Ross Byrne, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway, John Cooney, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Tom Farrell, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Kieran Marmion, Conor Murray, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale