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Ireland call up Zebo

03rd March 2014 05:21

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Called up: Simon Zebo

Munster wing Simon Zebo has been included in Ireland's 33-man squad for Saturday's Six Nations clash with Italy in Dublin.

Zebo wing earns a first call-up for this year's tournament after impressing on his return from injury, having scored four tries in his first three games back. He replaces provincial teammate Felix Jones, who has a knee injury.

Ulster's Tommy Bowe has not been included despite stepping up his return to fitness with two tries against Dragons on Friday.

Tommy O'Donnell and Isaac Boss have also been rested from the squad but Jonathan Sexton has been included despite doubts over his fitness.

Ulster's Luke Marshall was not considered for selection after suffering concussion against Dragons.

Ireland squad:

Forwards: Rory Best (Ulster), Sean Cronin (Leinster), Robbie Diack (Ulster), Cian Healy (Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Leinster), Iain Henderson (Ulster), Chris Henry (Ulster), David Kilcoyne (Munster), Mike McCarthy (Leinster), Jack McGrath (Leinster), Martin Moore (Leinster), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Paul O'Connell (Munster), Peter O'Mahony (Munster), Mike Ross (Leinster), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), Donnacha Ryan (Munster), Richardt Strauss (Leinster), Devin Toner (Leinster).

Backs: Darren Cave (Ulster), Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster), Robbie Henshaw (Connacht), Paddy Jackson (Ulster), David Kearney (Leinster), Rob Kearney (Leinster), Ian Madigan (Leinster), Fergus McFadden (Leinster), Conor Murray (Munster), Brian O'Driscoll (Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (Racing Metro), Andrew Trimble (Ulster), Simon Zebo (Munster).

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