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The Next Generation...

Published 02/02/2010 | 15:12

(Ages at time of RWC 2011)

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Incumbent - Rob Kearney (25) Leinster.

Options – Paddy Wallace (32) Ulster; Geordan Murphy (33) Leicester; Denis Hurley (27) Munster.

For the future – Felix Jones (24) Munster Academy; Andrew Conway (20) Leinster Academy; Dave Kearney (22) Leinster.

14 and 11

Incumbents - Tommy Bowe (27) Ospreys; Keith Earls (24) Munster.

Options – Luke Fitzgerald (24) Leinster; Shane Horgan (33) Leinster; Ian Dowling (29) Munster; Johne Murphy (26) Leicester.

For the future – Tiernan O'Halloran (20) Connacht Academy; Nevin Spence (21) Ulster Academy.

13 and 12

Incumbents - Brian O'Driscoll (32) Leinster; Gordon D'Arcy (31) Leinster; Paddy Wallace (32) Ulster.

Options – Keith Earls (24) Munster; Andrew Trimble (27) Ulster; Fergus McFadden (25) Leinster; Darren Cave (24) Ulster; Tom Gleeson (26) Munster.

For the future – Brendan Macken (20) Leinster Academy; Scott Deasy (23) Munster Academy; Eoin Griffin (20) Connacht Academy.

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Incumbents - Ronan O'Gara (34) Munster; Jonny Sexton (26) Leinster.

Options – Paddy Wallace (32) Ulster; Ian Humphreys (29) Ulster; Ian Keatley (24) Connacht.

For the future – James McKinney (20) Ulster Academy; Kyle Tonetti (24) Leinster Academy; Andrew Burke (22) Munster Academy; Luke Marshall (20) Ulster Academy; Paddy Jackson (18) Methody College.

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INCUMBENT– Tomas O'Leary (28) Munster.

Options – Peter Stringer (33) Munster; Eoin Reddan (31) Leinster; Isaac Boss (31) Ulster.

For the future – Dave Moore (23) Leinster Academy; Conor Murray (22) Munster Academy.

1 and 3

Incumbents - John Hayes (37) Munster; Cian Healy (24) Leinster; Marcus Horan (34) Munster.

Options – Tom Court (31) Ulster; Tony Buckley (31) Munster; Mike Ross (31) Leinster; Brett Wilkinson (28) Connacht; Declan Fitzpatrick (28) Ulster.

For the future – Stephen Archer (23) Munster Academy.

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Incumbents - Jerry Flannery (33) Munster; Rory Best (29) Ulster.

Options – John Fogarty (34) Leinster; Bernard Jackman (35) Leinster; Denis Fogarty (28) Munster; Sean Cronin (25) Connacht; Damien Varley (28) Munster.

For the future – Niall Annett (20) Ulster Academy.

4 and 5

Incumbents - Donncha O'Callaghan (32) Munster; Paul O'Connell (32) Munster.

Options – Leo Cullen (33) Leinster; Mick O'Driscoll (33) Munster; Devin Toner (25) Leinster; Malcolm O'Kelly (37) Leinster; Donnacha Ryan (27) Munster; Dan Tuohy (26) Ulster; Ryan Caldwell (27) Ulster.

For the future – Ian Nagle (23) Munster Academy; Dave Foley (23) Munster Academy.

6, 7 and 8

Incumbents - Stephen Ferris (26) Ulster; David Wallace (35) Munster; Jamie Heaslip (27) Leinster.

Options – Denis Leamy (29) Munster; Shane Jennings (30) Leinster; Sean O'Brien (24) Leinster; Kevin McLaughlin (27) Leinster; Chris Henry (27) Ulster; Niall Ronan (29) Munster; Willie Faloon (25) Ulster.

Options – Eoin McKeown (20) Connacht Academy; Danny Qualter (19) Connacht Academy; Aaron Conneely (19) Connacht Academy.

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