Ireland call on five new faces for autumn Tests
ESPN Staff
October 21, 2014
Jared Payne is one of five uncapped players in the latest Ireland squad © Getty Images

Ireland have named five uncapped players in their 37-man squad for the upcoming autumn internationals.

Darragh Leader, Nathan White, Jared Payne, Dave Foley and Dominic Ryan are the five new faces in Joe Schmidt's squad, which will be captained by Paul O'Connell in the November Tests against South Africa, Georgia and Australia.

Ireland face a string of injuries to senior players in what are key fixtures ahead of next year's World Cup, with the likes of Keith Earls, Luke Fitzgerald, Cian Healy, Sean O'Brien and Donnacha Ryan all unavailable for selection.

Ireland take on South Africa at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, November 8, before facing Georgia on Sunday, November 16 and Australia on Saturday, November 22.

Ireland squad for autumn internationals:

Forwards (21)

Stephen Archer (Munster) 2 caps
Rodney Ah You (Connacht) 1
Rory Best (Ulster) 77
James Cronin (Munster) 1
Sean Cronin (Leinster) 35
Robbie Diack (Ulster) 1
Dave Foley (Munster) *
Chris Henry (Ulster) 16
Jamie Heaslip (Leinster) 67
Dave Kilcoyne (Munster) 10
Mike McCarthy (Leinster) 15
Jack McGrath (Leinster) 10
Paul O'Connell (C) (Munster) 94
Tommy O'Donnell (Munster) 4
Peter O'Mahony (Munster) 23
Mike Ross (Leinster) 41
Rhys Ruddock (Leinster) 3
Dominic Ryan (Leinster) *
Richardt Strauss (Leinster) 4
Devin Toner (Leinster) 17
Nathan White (Connacht)*

Backs (16)

Tommy Bowe (Ulster) 54
Gordon D'Arcy (Leinster) 79
Craig Gilroy (Ulster) 5
Robbie Henshaw (Connacht) 3
Felix Jones (Munster) 6
Rob Kearney (Leinster) 55
Ian Keatley (Munster) 2
Darragh Leader (Connacht) *
Ian Madigan (Leinster) 10
Kieran Marmion (Connacht) 2
Conor Murray (Munster) 28
Stuart Olding (Ulster) 1
Jared Payne (Ulster) *
Eoin Reddan (Leinster) 55
Johnny Sexton (Racing Metro) 45
Simon Zebo (Munster) 8

*Denotes uncapped player

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