Ireland bring Zebo back in from the cold
March 3, 2014
Simon Zebo is back in the Ireland frame © PA Photos
Ireland have included Simon Zebo in their 33-man squad ahead of Saturday's match against Italy in Dublin.
It is Zebo's first call-up of the 2014 Six Nations and he comes in for the injured Felix Jones. Zebo has impressed on his return from injury, having scored four tries in his first three games back. Ulster's Tommy Bowe has not been included despite stepping up his return to fitness with two tries against Newport Gwent Dragons on Friday.
Tommy O'Donnell and Isaac Boss have also been rested from the squad.
Ireland squad against Italy:
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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