The pair have returned to contact training after overcoming foot and shoulder problems respectively.
Second row Ross Kane is available after recovering from a recent concussion.
Roger Wilson is doubtful with a knee injury while Ross Kane is set to be out for around six weeks after suffering a knee ligament injury against Edinburgh.
Darren Cave (calf), Jacob Stockdale (finger infection), Louis Ludik (fractured cheekbone) Rodney Ah You (knee) and Ricky Lutton (toe) will be assessed on an ongoing basis ahead of the encounter with the Italians at Kingspan Stadium on 25 November.
Stuart Olding is on the mend after sustaining a hip flexor complaint and has been monitored by national team medics in the build-up to Ireland’s autumn international against Canada on Saturday.