A number of players had been added to the Ireland squad as preparations continue for next Saturday’s NatWest 6 Nations match against Wales at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 2.15pm).
The squad reassembled at their Carton House base in Maynooth yesterday evening. A couple of players picked up knocks over the weekend in the GUINNESS PRO14, resulting in some additional players being brought in to augment the squad that prepared for the opening two rounds of the Championship.
Niall Scannell, who took part in the 48-hour training camp in Athlone last week, will again train with the squad following an elbow injury to Rob Herring in Ulster’s game against Edinburgh.
John Cooney will also train with Joe Schmidt’s men this week following the knee injury sustained by Luke McGrath in Leinster’s win over the Scarlets, while Garry Ringrose comes in to train with the squad following the shoulder injury sustained by Robbie Henshaw.
Tadgh Furlong, Iain Henderson and James Ryan are progressing well through their respective rehab programmes.