Joe Schmidt Confirms Squad For French Six Nations Tie

Sean Cronin has been omitted from the squad, with Ulster's Rob Herring replacing the Leinster man

Leinster's Ross Byrne has been recalled with Jack Carty, Joey Carbery and Johnny Sexton the other out-halves. 

Garry Ringrose, Tadhg Beirne, CJ Stander and Jordan Larmour are fit after missing the win over Italy. 

Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion also returns but Robbie Henshaw remains out with a leg injury. 

Ireland squad:

Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster)(captain)
Tadhg Beirne (Lansdowne/Munster) 
Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
Iain Henderson (Queens University/Ulster) 
Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Jack McGrath (St Marys College/Leinster) 
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Ulster)
Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster) 
Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 
Rhys Ruddock (Lansdowne/Leinster) 
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 
John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 
Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster)
CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 

Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 
Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 
Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 
Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 
Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 
John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 
Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 
Tom Farrell (Coolmine/Connacht) 
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 
Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 
Kieran Marmion (Galwegians/Connacht) 
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 
Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster).

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