Healy and Ross back in squad for Twickenham encounter

Healy and Ross back in squad for Twickenham encounter
Cian Healy has been named in the Ireland squad.

The national coaching team have named the Ireland squad for Round 3 of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Championship.

Ireland face England at Twickenham on Saturday, looking to get their campaign back on track after an opening weekend draw with Wales followed by defeat to France.

Dave Foley, Jordi Murphy and Craig Gilroy come in for the injured trio of Mike McCarthy, Sean O'Brien and Dave Kearney.

All three have been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament as a result of injuries sustained in the game against France.

There is better news for the front row, with Cian Healy and Mike Ross back in the squad after proving their fitness.

Tadhg Furlong and Rob Herring are both suffering with thigh muscle injuries so will remain with their provinces to rehab.

Ireland Squad (Round 3, RBS 6 Nations Championship)

Forwards (18)

Finlay Bealham (Corinthians/Connacht)*

Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) Captain

Sean Cronin (St. Mary's College/Leinster)

Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)*

David Foley (UL Bohemians/Munster)

Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)

Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) Vice Captain

Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster)

Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)

Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)

Rhys Ruddock (St Mary's College/Leinster)

Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)

CJ Stander (Munster)

Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)

Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)*

Nathan White (Connacht)

Backs (16)

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)

Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)

Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)

Patrick Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)

Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)

Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)

Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)

Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)

Stuart McCloskey (Ballynahinch/Ulster)*

Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)

Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)

Jared Payne (Ulster)

Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)

Jonathan Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster)

Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)

Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

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