17 Dec, 16:28
The Ireland Under-18 Schools squad, sponsored by PwC, to face the Ireland Under-18 Clubs at Ashbourne RFC on Monday, December 30 has been announced.
The 28-year-old from Portumna also broke his arm last June during Ireland's summer tour match against New Zealand and missed Connacht's opening games of the season as a result.
He has been ever present in the back row since his return against I Cavalieri Prato in October. Subsequent scans revealed another fracture in the forearm of the talismanic back rower, and further tests are due to be carried out.
The injury definitely rules him out of Connacht's Magners League derby clash with Munster at the Sportsground on St. Stephen's Day (kick-off 5pm).