Garry Ringrose and Kieran Marmion will miss Ireland's Six Nations clash with Italy on Sunday but Chris Farrell, Tadhg Beirne and Iain Henderson are all in the running to play in Rome.

Leinster centre Ringrose missed the win over Scotland with a hamstring injury and has not recovered in time to train this week. His provincial team-mate Rhys Ruddock misses out with a similar complaint.

Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion played 22 minutes for Connacht on Saturday but has not been included in the 34-man squad, while Ulster centre Will Addison is also out of contention with a stiff back.

Munster's John Ryan is preferred to Andrew Porter despite the Leinster loosehead coming off the bench in both the opening-day defeat to England and victory in Edinburgh

Chris Farrell (knee), Tadhg Beirne (knee) and Iain Henderson (thumb) were all able to train this week.

The Ulster lock is available to play if fit after a citing complaint made against him during the province's win against Ospreys was not upheld at a Pro 14 disciplinary hearing this afternoon.. 

Beirne and Henderson, who faces a disciplinary hearing tonight, have yet to appear in this year's Six Nations.

Pointless Italy's chances were dealt a big blow earlier today with the announcement that talismanic captain Sergio Parisse will miss the Ireland clash with concussion.

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Forwards (18)

Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) 115 caps (c)

Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 4 caps

Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 12 caps

Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 67 caps

Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 12 caps

Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 30 caps

Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 86 caps

Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 42 caps

Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 26 caps

Jack McGrath (St Marys College/Leinster) 53 caps

Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster) 26 caps

Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) 54 caps

Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 54 caps (vc)

Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 10 caps

James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps

John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 16 caps

Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 11 caps

Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 15 caps

Backs (16)

Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 14 caps

Caolin Blade (Galwegians/Connacht) 0 caps

Adam Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 1 cap

Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 18 caps

Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 0 caps

Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 10 caps

John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 6 caps

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 74 caps

Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 4 caps

Tom Farrell (Coolmine/Connacht) 0 caps

Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 37 caps

Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster/) 88 caps

Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 11 caps

Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 69 caps

Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 80 caps (vc)

Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 16 caps

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