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Wing duo fit for duty

Wingers Simon Zebo and Craig Gilroy will significantly boost Ireland's RBS 6 Nations strike power after the fit-again pair joined Joe Schmidt's squad on Monday.

Munster flyer Zebo has found fitness after a foot injury sustained in October just in time for the Six Nations.

Gilroy suffered a suspected concussion in Ulster's 27-16 victory over Montpellier in the Heineken Cup on January 10.

Both finishers are working back to fitness, though, doing enough for head coach Schmidt to draft them into his championship training squad.

Munster's Keith Earls remains a doubt after suffering a knee injury against Edinburgh in European action at the weekend.

The centre will undergo further scans before the Ireland management can determine the extent of his blow.

Ireland will start their Six Nations campaign by hosting Scotland at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Sunday, February 2.

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