Mike Haley & Jean Kleyn Included in 🇮🇪Ireland's 44-Man World Cup🏆 Training Squad

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Ireland have named a 44-man training squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, featuring two uncapped players in Munster duo Mike Haley and Jean Kleyn.

Full-back Haley has just completed his first season with Munster after joining from Sale Sharks last summer and is eligible to play for Ireland through his grandmother, who is from Kerry.

Second-row Kleyn, who joined Munster from Stormers in 2016, becomes eligible to play for Ireland this summer by virtue of the three-year residency rule.

He is one of three South African-born players included in the squad, joining Munster team-Mate CJ Stander and Ulster's Rob Herring.

Ireland will play four warm-up matches before the World Cup, against Italy on August 10 and England on August 24, before home and away matches against Wales on August 31 and September 7.

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt said: "The provinces have done a great job throughout the season with all four of them being involved in two sets of play-offs.

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