On Monday afternoon, Joe Schmidt announced his 31-man squad for this months Rugby World Cup Squad six days ahead of schedule.
Included are twelve Munster players, with seven forwards and five back named.
One of those is Jean Kleyn who has been selected, after making his debut earlier this summer.
Some notable exclusions from the squad are Devin Toner and Will Addison who were both expected to travel.
In this week’s podcast, John and Tom discuss the squad and analyse how far Ireland can go in the competition.