England suffer injury blows, Scotland name their captain and Wales have out-half predicaments.
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Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss has today been ruled out of the Six Nations in what will be a major blow to Declan Kidney with the tournament less than two weeks away.
There aren’t a whole lot of surprises in what is a huge provisional Irish squad for the Six Nations, but the big news is that Jamie Heaslip will remain on as captain despite the return of Brian O’Driscoll to the squad.
They’re a feature of nearly every other rugby tournament as it stands and it seems as if bonus points could finally be introduced into the Six Nations in the near future.
Declan Kidney has named his team for the games with South Africa and Argentina next month and there are a few new faces.
Declan Kidney has named three uncapped players in Ireland’s 33 man training panel.
Former Ireland supremo Eddie O’Sullivan has had his say on who should replace Declan Kidney if the Cork man ever leaves Irish rugby's top job.