SA-born Roux cracks Ireland call-up

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:52

SQUAD UPDATE: Connacht's South African-born lock Quinn Roux has been added to the Ireland squad that will travel to the United States and Japan for the June tour.

Roux made his debut for Ireland on the tour to South Africa in June last year, starting in the second Test in Johannesburg.

The 32-man squad will travel to New Jersey on the June 5, ahead of their opening Test match against the US Eagles, before flying to Japan for two Tests against the Brave Blossoms.

Earlier this month Ireland included eight uncapped players in the tour squad.

The uncapped players are John Cooney, Dave Heffernan, Rory O'Loughlin, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, Rory Scannell, Jacob Stockdale and Kieran Treadwell.

Ireland: Finlay Bealham, Joey Carbery, Jack Conan, Andrew Conway, John Cooney, Keith Earls, Cian Healy, Dave Heffernan, Paddy Jackson, Dave Kilcoyne, Dan Leavy, Kieran Marmion, Luke Marshall, Luke McGrath, Tommy O'Donnell, Jack O'Donoghue, Tiernan O'Halloran, Rory O'Loughlin, Andrew Porter, Garry Ringrose, Quinn Roux, Rhys Ruddock, James Ryan, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, Rory Scannell, Jacob Stockdale, Devin Toner, James Tracey, Kieran Treadwell, Josh van der Flier, Simon Zebo.

Ireland tour schedule:
Saturday, June 10: v United States, New Jersey - Kick-off: 17.00 (22.00 GMT)
Saturday, June 17: v Japan, Shizuoka - Kick-off: 14.00 (06.00 GMT)
Saturday, June 24: v Japan, Tokyo - Kick-off: 14.40 (06.40 GMT)