Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has included 11 uncapped players in his squad for the July Tests against Japan and the USA at the Aviva Stadium.

There's no place for Johnny Sexton, Cian Healy or Keith Earls in the 37-man squad, while James Ryan has been named captain.

Connacht's Caolin Blade, Tom Daly and Paul Boyle have been called up with Ulster's Robert Baloucoune, Tom O'Toole and Nick Timoney.

Munster pair Gavin Coombes and Fineen Wycherley are also among the 11 new faces along with Leinster trio Harry Byrne, Peter Dooley and Ross Molony.

Ireland play Japan on the 3rd of July and the USA the following week with both games set to have supporters present as part of the government's outdoor pilot events.

Former Ireland and Munster back row Alan Quinlan is excited at the prospect of Gavin Coombes in the green jersey.

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