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Johne among Irish calls

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Johne Murphy has been added to the Ireland squad in preparation for the second round of the Six Nations after scoring a try for Irish Wolfhounds in victory over Scotland A on Friday.

Leicester Tigers wing Murphy is among 11 players added to Ireland's matchday 22 on duty in a victory over Italy as they prepare for Saturday's clash with France.

Murphy helped the Ireland A squad, in their first outing as the renamed Wolfhounds, claim a 34-19 win over Scotland A at Ravenhill in Belfast.

The Irish led 17-0 at half-time, but then conceded three tries and, in a tense closing period, Murphy set up a score for replacement scrum-half Isaac Boss before the Scots again cut the margin to 10 points when they were awarded a penalty try.

It was Murphy who claimed the final score of the evening, and fitting reward for an energetic display, dotting down in injury-time to put the outcome beyond doubt.

Ireland Wolfhounds: Gavin Duffy, Johne Murphy, Darren Cave, Fergus McFadden, Ian Dowling, Ian Humphreys, Peter Stringer; Marcus Horan, Sean Cronin, Tony Buckley, Ryan Caldwell, Devin Toner, Dan Tuohy, Shane Jennings, Chris Henry (c). Replacements: Keith Matthews for McFadden (57), Mike Ross for Buckley (63), Nigel Brady for Cronin (63), Isaac Boss for Stringer (63), Ian Keatley for Humphreys (67), Niall Ronan for Jennings (67), Ed O'Donoghue for Toner (76).
Scorers: Tries: Chris Henry, Fergus McFadden 2, Isaac Boss, Johne Murphy; Cons: Ian Humphreys 3; Pen: Ian Humphreys
Scotland A: Jim Thompson, Nikki Walker, Ben Cairns, Nick De Luca, John Houston, Ruaridh Jackson, Mike Blair (c); Jon Welsh, Dougie Hall, Euan Murray, Scott MacLeod, Jim Hamilton, James Eddie, Roddy Grant, Scott Gray. Replacements: Craig Hamilton for MacLeod (57), Greig Laidlaw for Blair (57), Kyle Traynor for Welsh (57), Mark Robertson for Walker (63), Rob Dewey for De Luca (67), Andrew Kelly for Hall (67), Fraser McKenzie for Jackson (74).
Scorers: Tries: James Eddie, Mark Robertson, Penalty try; Cons: Ruaridh Jackson, Jim Thompson