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Trimble Out Of Tour As Rehab Required

Trimble Out Of Tour As Rehab Required

Ulster centre Andrew Trimble will sit out Ireland’s upcoming tour to New Zealand and Australia as a niggling leg injury requires him to undergo a rehabilitation programme.

Trimble, who made his debut against Australia in November 2005, is the second first choice back to be ruled out of the tour – Leinster centre Gordon D’Arcy remains sidelined after undergoing further surgery on his broken arm.

The pair will miss the Test matches against New Zealand (June 7) and Australia (June 14).

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An Ulster spokeswoman confirmed: “Andrew has been carrying groin and knee injuries since the World Cup and will be rested.

“The injury needs managing so it’s been decided that he will undertake a period of rehabilitation during the summer.”

Trimble has had a busy season, playing 18 times for Ulster (4 tries) and and nine times for Ireland (3 tries) between friendly matches, the World Cup and the Six Nations.