Ireland have home advantage heading into their final two games of this year’s RBS Six Nations against Italy and Scotland.
The defending champions are without a win this year in the tournament and lost all hope of retaining their crown following a narrow defeat to Eddie Jones’ England in Twickenham.
Schmidt has decided to call-up youngster Jack O’Donoghue of Munster for the remaining games following a string of impressive performances across the back-row. The only other uncapped player in the squad is Connacht’s Finlay Bealham.
Finlay Bealham (Connacht), Rory Best (Ulster), Sean Cronin (Leinster), Ultan Dillane (Connacht), David Foley (Munster), Cian Healy (Leinster), Jamie Heaslip (Leinster), Jack McGrath (Leinster), Jordi Murphy (Leinster), Tommy O’Donnell (Munster), Jack O’Donoghue (Munster), Mike Ross (Leinster), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), Donnacha Ryan (Munster), CJ Stander (Munster), Richardt Strauss (Leinster), Devin Toner (Leinster), Josh van der Flier (Leinster), Nathan White (Connacht)
Keith Earls (Munster), Craig Gilroy (Ulster), Robbie Henshaw (Connacht), Patrick Jackson (Ulster), Rob Kearney (Leinster), Ian Madigan (Leinster), Kieran Marmion (Connacht), Luke Marshall (Ulster), Stuart McCloskey (Ulster), Fergus McFadden (Leinster), Conor Murray (Munster), Jared Payne (Ulster), Eoin Reddan (Leinster), Jonathan Sexton (Leinster), Andrew Trimble (Ulster), Simon Zebo (Munster)