IRELAND WILL BE WITHOUT Jamison Gibson-Park and Tadhg Furlong for the game against France in the second round of the Six Nations this Saturday.
The pair missed the 34-10 win over Wales last Saturday, but there had been optimism that Leinster prop Furlong would make the game against Les Bleu's this coming weekend, but he has been unable to get over his calf issue.
Gibson-Park was taken off in the Wales game due to a late hamstring injury.
Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade and Leinster loosehead prop Michael Milne have joined the Ireland squad at the IRFU High Performance Centre in Dublin to replace the Leinster duo.
Cian Healy also misses the game because of his own hamstring injury.
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The Leinster trio of Healy, Gibson-Park, and Furlong will continue their rehab programmes with the Ireland medical team.
Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is expected to be available. The Leinster 10 has undergone his head injury assessment process today.
Irelands' game against France in Dublin kicks off at 14.15pm next Saturday.
Backs: Bundee Aki, Caolin Blade, Ross Byrne, Craig Casey, Jack Crowley, Keith Earls, Jamison-Gibson Park, Mack Hansen, Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, James Lowe, Stuart McCloskey, Conor Murray, Jimmy O'Brien, Jamie Osborne, Garry Ringrose, Johnny Sexton (capt), Jacob Stockdale.
Forwards: Ryan Baird, Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Gavin Coombes, Caelan Doris, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Rónan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Joe McCarthy, Michael Milne, Peter O’Mahony, Tom O’Toole, Andrew Porter, Cian Prendergast, James Ryan, Roman Salanoa, Dan Sheehan, Tom Stewart, Josh van der Flier.