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Last Updated: Wednesday, 1 November 2006, 13:49 GMT
McDermott sits out Ireland game
Brian McDermott
McDermott played for Widnes in 2006
Veteran prop Barrie McDermott has been left out of Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Lebanon at Tolka Park.

David Bates, Liam Harrison and Martin McLoughlin also miss the game as Scott Grix, Damien Blanch, Paul McNicholas and Gareth Haggerty win call-ups.

Steve Nolan, Eric Roberts and Billy Treacy from Ireland's domestic competition also feature in head coach Andy Kelly's 20-man squad.

Ireland began their qualifying campaign by beating Russia 50-12 last month.

Kelly will name his team following Saturday's final training session in Dublin.

Ireland squad: Scott Grix (Leigh), Damien Blanch (Widnes), Stuart Littler (Salford), Tony Stewart (Leigh), Gavin Dodd (Widnes), Chris Bridge (Warrington), Bob Beswick (Widnes), Ryan Tandy (Widnes), Phil Cantillon (Rochdale), Paul McNicholas (Hull), Mick Cassidy (Widnes), Ged Corcoran (Oldham), Dave Allen (Widnes), Steve Gibbons (Carlow Crusaders), Gareth Haggerty (Salford), Alan Robinson (Coventry Bears), Steve Nolan (Dublin City Exciles), Wayne Kerr (Carlow Crusaders), Eric Roberts (Kildare Dragons), Billy Treacy (Treaty City Titans).



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