Ryan misses out on US and Japan tour

Nenagh’s Donnacha Ryan won’t be adding to his international caps tally – he’s been left out of Ireland’s squad to tour the USA and Japan.

The second row is moving to France in the summer to join Ronan O’Gara’s Racing 96 – and the IRFU policy is to not pick foreign-based players.

However Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell is included in the 31 man panel.

Winger Darren Sweetnam also misses out.

The panel is a mix of youth and experience with 8 uncapped players included among them.

Although Schmidt has named a 31 man panel today a further player will be added to the squad following the weekend’s provincial fixtures.