02/04/02. Alan Quinlan has been forced out of the Ireland A side for Friday’s grand slam decider in La Roche sur Yon. Tony McWhirter replaces the Munster wing forward.
Quinlan suffered a knee ligament injury in the A game against Italy in Donnybrook and is expected to be out of action for a further three weeks.
Out-half Paul Burke is doubtful after sustaining an ankle injury and Barry Everitt is called into the squad.
The side will be announced at mid-day today.