Congratulations to Mike Ross and Gonzalo Tiesi, who have been called up into their national sides for the summer tours.
Mike Ross could earn his first full Ireland cap after being named amongst the replacements for Ireland's first test against Canada in Vancouver on Saturday. Ireland's second tour game will be against the USA on Sunday 31st May.
Gonzalo Tiesi has also been selected for the 30 man Argentina squad to face England and the Barbarians in the summer. The Tests are on 6th June in Manchester, with the return in Salta on 13th June. The friendly against the Barbarians will take place in Buenos Aires on 20th June.
Head coach, Santiago Phelan, also picked Leicester prop, Marcos Ayerza, Sale flanker, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, and Saracens full-back, Francisco Leonelli in his 30-man preliminary squad. Phelan will cut the 30-man preliminary squad to 26 a week before each game.
Ireland Team to face Canada:
Duffy (Connacht); B Murphy (Munster), Cave (Ulster), Whitten (Ulster), Dowling (Munster); Keatley (Connacht), Stringer (Munster); Court (Ulster), R Best (Ulster), Buckley (Munster), Casey (London Irish), M O'Driscoll (Munster), Muldoon (Connacht), Ronan (Munster), Leamy (Munster).
Replacements: Cronin (Connacht), Ross (Harlequins), Caldwell (Ulster), Ryan (Munster), Reddan (London Wasps), O'Connor (Ulster), Hurley (Munster).
Argentina 30 man squad:
ABADIE, Alejandro (Capitolina); AGULLA, Horacio (Brive); ALBACETE, Patricio (Stade Toulousian); ALVAREZ KAIRELIS, Rimas (Perpignan); AVRAMOVIC, Miguel (Montauban); AYERZA, Marcos Iván (Leicester Tigers); BORGES, Lucas (Dax); CAMACHO, Gonzalo Oscar (B.A.C.R.C); CARBALLO, Rafael (Castres Olympique); CARIZZA, Manuel (Biarritz Olympique); FERNANDEZ LOBBE, Juan Martín (Sale Sharks); FERNANDEZ, Santiago (Hindú Club); FESSIA, Genaro (Córdoba Athletic - Cordobesa); FIGUEROLA, Agustín (C.A.S.I); GALINDO, Alvaro (Racing Metro); GONZALEZ AMOROSINO, Lucas (Pucará); GUIÑAZU, Eusebio (Sporting Union Agen); HERNANDEZ, Juan Martín (Stade Francais); LEDESMA AROCENA, Mario Ezequiel (ASM Clermont Auvergne); LEGUIZAMON, Juan Manuel (Stade Francais); LEONELLI MOREY, Francisco Javier (Saracens); LOZADA, Esteban (Toulon); MARTIN ARAMBURU, Federico (Dax); ORLANDI, Juan Pablo (Rovigo); RONCERO, Rodrigo (Stade Francais); SCELZO, Martín (ASM Clermont Auvergne); TEJEDA, Álvaro Luis (Overmach Parma); TIESI, Gonzalo Pedro (Harlequins); VERGALLO, Nicolás (Dax); VERNET BASUALDO, Alberto (Stade Toulousian).
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.