Six Nations champions Ireland will return to the Six Nations as champions of the World Rugby Championship in 2019.
The Irish squad is expected to be announced on Tuesday.
It is expected that Ireland will finish in the top six of the competition, having secured the title in its first ever campaign in the competition in 2016.
In a historic tournament in New Zealand, Ireland overcame New Zealand in the semi-finals to win the title.
A win in the final would give Ireland a record of 13 Six Nations titles.
The team has been in good form this season, scoring four tries in their five wins, with Robbie Henshaw the main scorer.
Henshaw will start for Ireland in 2019 but it is expected the centre will be rested and rested until the final.
Ireland has the second highest try-scoring ratio in the Sixes with 14.
Hoskinson is expected back in the starting XV, alongside Robbie Henson and Robbie Hines.
Irish rugby league star Jamie Heaslip is also expected to return to Ireland, after a lengthy break.
Ireland won the Six World titles in Japan in 2021, France in 2021 and Italy in 2021.
They have now won five World Cups and will host England in 2019 and Ireland in 2021 in a rematch of the 2017 Six Nations final.