Ireland announced roster for Six Nations and Nations Cup


0
Ireland announced roster for Six Nations and Nations Cup

He Ireland’s head coach Andy Farrell, included six untested players in his 35-man squad before his final two rounds of the Six nations.

The team that will be captained by Johnny Sexton includes Ryan Baird, Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Shane Daly, Hugo Keenan and Jamison Gibson-Park.

While Baird and Connors have been involved in national rallies before, it will be the first time with the national team for the other players mentioned.

Daly and Keenan have spent time on the team of Ireland Sevens and they have been based on this experience to secure exit places for their provinces.

Additionally, Harry Byrne, Craig Casey, James Lowe, James Tracy and Fineen Wycherley will train with the team next week at the IRFU High Performance Center in Dublin.

Ireland faces Italy at the Aviva Stadium Saturday, October 24 before facing to France in Paris the following Saturday.

Ireland currently ranks fourth in the Six Nations table, one point behind Scotland and four points behind England and France, who have played an extra game. In February, Ireland recorded victories over Scotland (19-12) and Wales (24-12) before losing to England (12-24) at Twickenham.

“There has been a great effort throughout Irish rugby to ensure that professional play can return safely and that work is highly appreciated by the national administration,” said Farrell.

“We have protocols in place to safeguard the well-being of the players and staff and we look forward to completing the Six Nations Championship.

“We have two competitions to play in in the coming months, but first we will focus on a solid finish in the Six Nations. The return to rugby has not been without its challenges as some players have suffered setbacks from injuries and there have been limited opportunities for play ahead of a busy and exciting international window. We will be closely monitoring the form and physical condition of the players competing in Guinness PRO14 for the next few weeks. “


Squad

Forwards: Ryan Baird, Finlay Bealham, Tadhg Beirne, Ed Byrne, Will Connors, Jack Conan, Caelan Doris, Cian Healy, Dave Heffernan, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Ronan Kelleher, Peter O’Mahony, Andrew Porter, Quinn Roux, James Ryan , John Ryan, CJ Stander, Josh van der Flier

Backs: Bundee Aki, Ross Byrne, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway, Shane Daly, Chris Farrell, Jamison Gibson-Park, Robbie Henshaw, Hugo Keenan, Jordan Larmour, Kieran Marmion, Stuart McCloskey, Conor Murray, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton (c) , Jacob Stockdale


What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win