Three uncapped players included in Ireland Six Nations squad
Schmidt has made his selection and there are a few new faces.
Ireland have announced their squad for the Six Nations.
Joe Schmidt named his extended squad for the team's defence of the Six Nations on Wednesday afternoon.
The three uncapped playees included are all from Connacht - scrumhalf Caolin Blade, centre Tom Farrell and outhalf Jack Carty. There is no place in the squad for Leinster's Dan Leavy or Ross Byrne
Ireland begin their campaign against England at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 2.
Here's the full 38-man selection:
Here's the Ireland squad for the opening rounds of @SixNationsRugby
3 uncapped players and several 'tight calls' says Head Coach Joe Scmidt.#TeamOfUs #Ireland #ShoulderToShoulder #GuinnessSixNations pic.twitter.com/FbfH3jNS2G
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) January 16, 2019
More to follow.