The national coaching team have selected a squad of 32 players to travel to South Africa in June for a three-Test series against the Springboks.

In total, 14 Leinster players have been selected in the squad – nine forwards and five backs.

The squad will depart for South Africa on Sunday, 5th June and will be based in Cape Town ahead of the first Test at the DHL Newlands Stadium before moving to Johannesburg for the second Test at Emirates Airline Park.

The third and final test will take place in Port Elizabeth at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Players unavailable for selection: Cian Healy, Denis Buckley, Nathan White, Josh van der Flier, Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien, Tommy Bowe, Andrew Conway and Simon Zebo. 
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Ireland Squad for 2016 Summer Tour of South Africa
Forwards (18)

Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) CAPTAIN
Sean Cronin (St Mary’s/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) Vice-captain

Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Jack McGrath (St Mary’s/Leinster)
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Sean Reidy (Ulster)
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht)
Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s/Leinster)
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)

Backs (14)

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Luke Fitzgerald (Blackrock/Leinster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)

Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Luke Marshall (Ulster)
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Stuart Olding (Ulster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
Johnny Sexton (St Mary’s/Leinster)

Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Ireland Summer Tour 2016 Fixtures
South Africa v IRELAND
Saturday, 11th June, 2016
DHL Newlands Stadium KO 17:00 (16:00 GMT)
South Africa v IRELAND
Saturday, 18th June, 2016
Emirates Airline Park KO 17:00 (16:00 GMT)
South Africa v IRELAND
Saturday, 25th June, 2016
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium KO 17:00 (16:00 GMT)