Zebo in line for Wolfhounds run
January 23, 2012
Simon Zebo scored a hat-trick for Munster against Northampton in the Heineken Cup © Getty Images
Munster winger Simon Zebo has been called up to the Irish Wolfhounds squad to face England Saxons as one of several changes to Ireland's senior squads.
Zebo, who scored a hat-trick against Northampton Saints in the Heineken Cup on Saturday, replaces injured Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald. He was due to train with the senior squad as one of six additional players but his place has now gone to Ulster winger Craig Gilroy.
Leinster duo Jack McGrath and Fionn Carr will also train with the senior squad after replacing Paddy McAllister, who sustained a knee injury playing for the Ulster Ravens team in the British & Irish Cup, and Leinster's injured Andrew Conway.
Forwards: Rory Best (Ulster), Tom Court (Ulster), Sean Cronin (Leinster), Leo Cullen (Leinster), Stephen Ferris (Ulster), Cian Healy (Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Leinster), Shane Jennings (Leinster), Sean O'Brien (Leinster), Donncha O'Callaghan (Munster), Paul O'Connell (Munster), Mike Ross (Leinster), Donnacha Ryan (Munster)
Backs: Tommy Bowe (Ospreys), Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster), Keith Earls (Munster), Rob Kearney (Leinster), Fergus McFadden (Leinster), Conor Murray (Munster), Ronan O'Gara (Munster), Eoin Reddan (Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ulster), Paddy Wallace (Ulster)
Additional players: Ian Nagle (Munster), Peter O'Mahony (Munster), Tiernan O'Halloran (Connacht), Jack McGrath (Leinster), Fionn Carr (Leinster), Craig Gilroy (Ulster)
Forwards: Stephen Archer (Munster), Chris Henry (Ulster), Ronan Loughney (Connacht), Mike McCarthy (Connacht), Kevin McLaughlin (Leinster), John Muldoon (Connacht), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), Mike Sherry (Munster), Devin Toner (Leinster), Dan Touhy (Ulster), Damien Varley ( Munster), Brett Wilkinson (Connacht)
Backs: Isaac Boss (Leinster), Gavin Duffy ( Connacht), Simon Zebo (Munster), Denis Hurley (Munster), David Kearney (Leinster), Ian Keatley (Munster), Ian Madigan (Leinster), Tomas O'Leary (Munster), Eoin O'Malley (Leinster), Nevin Spence (Ulster)
Not considered due to injury: Brian O'Driscoll, David Wallace, Darren Cave, Felix Jones, Jerry Flannery, Eoin Griffen, Denis Leamy, Niall Ronan
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