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Devin Toner has been made from the 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup of Ireland .
Even the Leinster lock was a regular under head coach Joe Schmidt, starting 50 of the 67 Exam of the Kiwi games in charge.
Munster’s South Africa-born Jean Kleyn was given the nod together with Ulster back Will Addison likewise not included in the selection.
Schmidt wasn’t anticipated to name his squad.
The side play their closing warm-up game at Dublin on Saturday against Wales, with their World Cup Pool A match coming from Scotland September.
While missing out along with Addison are both signing Jack McGrath and Jordi Murphy three Ulster players, next row Iain Henderson captain Rory Best and wing Jacob Stockdale, are in the group.
Kleyn only qualified for Ireland on residency two weeks prior to his Test debut, the 29-10 victory over Italy on August 10, but the 26-year-old edged out Toner, who featured in all three World Cup warm-up games.
“I have coached Dev for 10 years, he’s not simply our line-out winner but he’s such a great player, and he’s an absolutely quality individual. This was a remarkably hard talk yesterday,” said Schmidt.
“Jean Kleyn – we all likely do not have a specialist tight-head next row because such and I think we are looking for that balance. Tadhg Beirne provides us that versatility this season and he’s teamed up at Munster well with Kleyn.
“He offers you the danger on the ball like a 7 or 6 would and can play in the rear row. We’ve got James Ryan who’s created an opinion.
“Iain Henderson has promised so much and performed incredibly well for us occasionally. We are going to want one to put his best foot forward so that it was a really tight decision around Dev too.”
Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion has been left with Schmidt while Chris Farrell also gets the nod as a flexible back ahead of Addison, moving because Conor Murray’s backup with Luke McGrath.
“It was a tough thing right from the start to get the 45 that we had,” added Schmidt.
“We went down to 40 players and also to go from 40 back to 31 was very hard, but we had a procedure whereby we return through each training, looked through the games.
“There were some men who obviously had more experience and probably had more credit in the bank and so have been more established.
“And there were other men who were attempting to force their way to the team and attempting to acquire a balance of current form versus previous performance. It’s obviously a really very difficult conundrum to attempt and address.”
Striker Liam Boyce and winger Jordan Jones equally endure harms and could overlook Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Germany.
Jim Gavin considers a number of tight refereeing calls did not go the manner of Dublin in Sunday’s attracted All-Ireland Final from Kerry.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt states Ireland recovered some much-needed confidence within their win over Wales in Cardiff.
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