Garry Ringrose, John Cooney and Niall Scannell have been called up to Ireland’s Six Nations squad as cover for three injured players.
Centre Robbie Henshaw have been ruled out for the remainder of the Six Nations due to a shoulder injury, while scrumhalf Luke McGrath (knee) and hooker Rob Herring (elbow) will miss Ireland’s Test against Wales on Saturday.
Those disruptions prompted coach Joe Schmidt to invite Ringrose (Leinster centre), Cooney (Ulster scrumhalf) and Scannell (Munster hooker) into the squad.
Meanwhile the IRFU has confirmed injured trio Tadgh Furlong (hamstring), Iain Henderson (hamstring and thigh) and James Ryan (groin) are ‘progressing well through their respective rehab programmes’. It is unclear whether they will be available for selection this coming weekend.
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