Joe Schmidt has named uncapped trio Dave Kearney, James Coughlan and Jack McGrath in his Ireland squad for the upcoming autumn internationals.
Here is a look at the three untested stars who could feature against Samoa, New Zealand and Jack McGrath.
The Leinster man has risen to the challenge of cementing a place in Matt O'Connor's side this season after the arrivals of Zane Kirchner and Lote Tuqiri in the summer. The 24-year-old has started five of their Aviva Premiership matches, whilst also featuring in victories over Castres and Ospreys in the Heineken Cup. Kearney, who was memorably knock out by Munster's Paul O'Connell earlier this year, is a favourite of Schmidt so no real surprise to see him included.
The 32-year-old is something of a surprise call-up having not featured for the senior side, despite arguably meriting a cap in the past. Coughlan has impressed over the past five years but is seen as on the wane by some. Can he challenge Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip for the number eight shirt? Unlikely. But he'll be certain to seize his chance to impress in Ireland colours and not just make up the numbers on the training ground.
Having being called up to Ireland's emerging squad in May, this was a natural step for McGrath. The 24-year-old has been in good form for his club side this season and has previously captained Ireland A. The loose head will be expected to provide back-up for Cian Healy.