Full-back-cum-centre Danny Riordan has been included in the Connacht squad for Friday's European Challenge Cup Pool 3 clash with Newcastle Falcons (The Sportsground, kick-off 6.30pm).
Riordan had to withdraw from the squad for last week's Magners League game against Glasgow Warriors due to a quad muscle injury.
But the 23-year-old is back to full fitness and will be hoping to add to the hat-trick of tries he scored in Connacht's last European outing - their 75-8 thrashing of Spanish side Cetransa El Salvador in Galway last month.
Riordan, who has scored seven tries in his last seven starts in Europe, has been added to the westerners' 22-man squad which saw off Glasgow 10-6 last Friday night.
Connacht coach Michael Bradley will announce his team and replacements for the Falcons' tie on Thursday. He has some interesting selection issues to iron out, particularly at half-back where Andy Dunne and Conor O'Loughlin could retain their places ahead of Tim Donnelly and Conor McPhillips.
CONNACHT Squad (v Newcastle Falcons):Backs (11) - Mel Deane, Tim Donnelly, Gavin Duffy, Andy Dunne, Conor McPhillips, Matt Mostyn, Conor O'Loughlin, Danny Riordan, Ofisa Treviranus, Aidan Wynne, Darren Yapp.
Forwards (12) - Andrew Farley (capt), Adrian Flavin, John Fogarty, David Gannon, Ronan Loughney, Michael McCarthy, Robbie Morris, John Muldoon, Johnny O'Connor, Ray Ofisa, Michael Swift, Brett Wilkinson.
The Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 squads had a busy Easter period with seven matches played in Ashbourne, Cardiff, Llanelli, Caerphilly and Bordeaux. Check out some of the tries scored. Full match reports are available on www.irishrugby.ie.
Speaking to RTE Radio rugby correspondent Michael Corcoran, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was asked about prioritising players playing in Ireland when it comes to national selection over those who are based overseas.
In an interview broadcast on RTE Radio 1's 'Sunday Sport' programme, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt discussed the challenges and opportunities presented by the summer tour to the USA and Japan, and also looked ahead to next month's Rugby World Cup Pool Draw.
Speaking about working with the provinces and monitoring players' progress, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt told RTE Radio 1: "For us, having the best quality of performance within the provinces, getting some really good coaching from the provincial coaches, which we know is happening at the moment, that's the foundation that we need because in the end we get the players in a match week pretty much."
In an interview with RTE Radio rugby correspondent Michael Corcoran, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt confirmed that Girvan Dempsey, Felix Jones and Ronan O'Gara will be incorporated into the coaching group for the upcoming summer tour to the USA and Japan.
IRFU National Talent Development Manager Hendrik Kruger says the Easter age-grade internationals give the Ireland Under-18 and Under-19 players 'the chance to represent their country and experience international rugby' and are 'the highlight of their season'.
The Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools team (sponsored by PwC) played the England U-18 Counties side in the first of two matches at Ashbourne RFC this week. Check out the highlights from Wednesday's entertaining clash.
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Irish Rugby TV caught up with flanker Sean O'Brien to get his reaction following Ireland's hard-earned 13-9 victory over RBS 6 Nations champions England. He singled out man-of-the-match Peter O'Mahony for special praise.
Peter O'Mahony reflects on what went wrong for Ireland in Cardiff and tells Irish Rugby TV that he is focusing on the squad and their work this week ahead of the final Six Nations game against England.
The Ireland squad paid a visit to Monaghan last week and held an open training session in Monaghan RFC. We spoke to Andrew Trimble after the session which was attended by over 2,000 cheering supporters.