"Sexton Included" - Andy Farrell Names Ireland Squad for 2023 Summer Series - Ruck

“Sexton Included” – Andy Farrell Names Ireland Squad for 2023 Summer Series

Ireland Head Coach Andy Farrell has named his side for the upcoming 2023 Summer Series, ahead of the Rugby World Cup this September. Ireland have three home matches in the Summer, as they make their final preparations for the showpiece event.

England, Italy and Samoa will all make the trip to Dublin, as they go up against Andy Farrell’s men in the Aviva Stadium.

The 2023 Six Nations Grand Slam winners are the number one ranked side in the world, and Andy Farrell has selected a squad who looked primed and ready to win Ireland’s first ever Rugby World Cup.

There are three uncapped players in the squad of 42, as Ulster hooker Tom Stewart joins Leinster outside-back duo Ciaran Frawley and Jamie Osborne as the training camps’ fresh faces. Despite suffering a season ending groin injury, Jonny Sexton has been included in the Ireland squad for the Summer Series. However it is unclear as to whether the fly half will lead the side as Andy Farrell is yet to name his captain.

There are nine Munster players in the squad, who have been included fresh off their United Rugby Championship title triumph over the Stormers. Leinster players make up half the squad of 42, with the 21 stars hoping to bounce back after URC semi-final, and Heineken Champions Cup Final defeats.



Ryan Baird (Leinster), Finlay Bealham (Connacht), Tadhg Beirne (Munster), Jack Conan (Leinster), Gavin Coombes (Munster), Caelan Doris (Leinster), Tadhg Furlong (Leinster), Cian Healy (Leinster), Iain Henderson (Ulster), Rob Herring (Ulster), Ronan Kelleher (Leinster), Dave Kilcoyne (Munster), Joe McCarthy (Leinster), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Tom O’Toole (Ulster), Andrew Porter (Leinster), Cian Prendergast (Connacht), James Ryan (Leinster) Dan Sheehan (Leinster), Tom Stewart (Ulster) Kieran Treadwell (Ulster), Josh van der Flier (Leinster)


Bundee Aki of Ireland watching the on going scrum during the Six Nations Championship match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on the 12th March 2022 – PHOTO: George Tewkesbury/PPAUK

Bundee Aki (Connacht), Caolin Blade (Connacht), Ross Byrne (Leinster), Craig Casey (Munster), Jack Crowley (Munster), Keith Earls (Munster), Ciaran Frawley (Leinster), Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster), Mack Hansen (Connacht), Robbie Henshaw (Leinster), Hugo Keenan (Leinster), James Lowe (Leinster), Stuart McCloskey (Ulster), Conor Murray (Munster), Calvin Nash (Munster), Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster), Jamie Osborne (Leinster), Garry Ringrose (Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Jacob Stockdale (Ulster).

The 5 best-paid rugby players in the world right now

The following is a listing of the top-paid rugby union players in the world according to sources:

5. Dan Biggar – £800,000

Dan Biggar, the sole Welshman on this prestigious list, previously earned approximately £600,000 while playing for Northampton Saints in the Gallagher Premiership after his stint with the Ospreys. However, he recently made a move to French giants Toulon, where sources indicate he is now earning around £800,000.

Dan Biggar of Northampton Saints kicks the penalty to take the lead during the European Champions Cup, Quarter-final match between Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints at Sandy Park on 20 Sept 2020. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK.