Ireland bombarded with good news

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:55
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INJURY UPDATE: Ireland, who are are bidding for their first Grand Slam in nine years, received a timely boost ahead of their Six Nations clash against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.

The Ireland squad reassembled at its Maynooth base on Sunday.

Leinster's top try-scorer Barry Daly joins the squad hoping for his senior debut for Joe Schmidt's team, whilst Rob Herring re-joins the squad having resolved an elbow issue sustained playing for Ulster against Edinburgh.

Ultan Dillane is the only player not currently in camp as he travels back from South Africa following Connacht's PRO14 game against the Cheetahs. The lock will join the group on Wednesday.

Hooker Niall Scannell suffered a recurrence of a rib injury playing for Munster against Glasgow but is expected to be fit next week.

Andrew Conway is continuing his return from a knee injury at Munster but is expected to be available for selection next week.

Tadgh Furlong and Iain Henderson continued their rehab last week and are expected to return to full train this week.

"What pulling them out of last weekend meant for us, particularly Iain who was very close to being available and could have played, is we decided to go backwards rather than forwards and take our time a little bit more with that recovery process so that with that extra week," said the Ireland head coach.

"Then we're pretty prepared for them to come into the selection equation."

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 23 March 2018
Crusaders v Bulls 06h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sharks 08h45 Melbourne
Connacht v Edinburgh 19h35 Sportsground
Dragons v Cheetahs 19h35 Rodney Parade
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 19h35 Scotstoun
Bath v Exeter Chiefs 19h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 24 March 2018
Sunwolves v Chiefs 04h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Highlanders 06h35 Wellington
Kings v Treviso 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
London Irish v Gloucester 15h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Stormers v Reds 15h15 Newlands
Cardiff Blues v Ulster 15h15 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Scarlets 17h30 Thomond Park
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints 17h30 Kingston Park
Ospreys v Leinster 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Jaguares v Lions 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sun, 25 March 2018
Leicester Tigers v Wasps 15h00 Welford Road
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 5 5 0 0 26
Wales 5 3 0 2 15
Scotland 5 3 0 2 13
France 5 2 0 3 11
England 5 2 0 3 10
Italy 5 0 0 5 1