Garry Ringrose ruled out of Wales and England games

Meanwhile, uncapped Leinster back-row Will Connors has been drafted into Andy Farrell's squad.

Garry Ringrose ruled out of Wales and England games

Garry Ringrose has been ruled out of Ireland's upcoming games against Wales and England due to a hand injury.

Ringrose has undergone a procedure on the injury he sustained in the first half of Ireland's 19-12 win over Scotland, with an IRFU statement saying he won't be available for selection until the round 4 game against Italy on March 7.

"Garry will stay connected with the squad as a member of the leadership group," they added.

Ringrose was replaced by Robbie Henshaw during the opening-weekend victory over the Scots, with Munster’s Chris Farrell and Ulster pair Stuart McCloskey and Will Addison other options to take his place.

Tadgh Furlong reported some calf tightness as he was withdrawn in the closing moments of the victory and will be monitored across the early part of the week.

Caelan Doris and Dave Kilcoyne are following return to play protocols after failing HIAs (head-injury assessments) during the game.

With Doris's availability in question for Saturday's game at home to Wales, uncapped Leinster back-row Will Connors has been drafted into Andy Farrell's squad.

He was one of four development players who trained with the squad during their warm-weather training camp in Portugal last week.

The other three, Ryan Baird (Leinster), Robert Baloucoune (Ulster), and Harry Byrne (Leinster), have returned to their provinces.

Ireland squad for Round 2 of the Six Nations v Wales

Backs: (17)

Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) 4 caps

Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 24 caps

Billy Burns (Ulster) 0 caps

Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 4 caps

Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 19 caps

John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 9 caps

Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 82 caps

Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 9 caps

Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 41 caps

Dave Kearney (Lansdowne/Leinster) 19 caps

Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 22 caps

Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster) 3 caps

Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps

Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 79 caps

Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 29 caps*

Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 89 caps CAPTAIN

Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 26 caps

Forwards: (20)

Will Connors (UCD/Leinster) 0 caps

Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 0 caps

Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 14 caps

Caelan Doris (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 1 cap

Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 42 caps

Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 96 caps

Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) 1 cap

Iain Henderson (Academy/Ulster) 54 caps

Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 9 caps

Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 1 cap

Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 37 caps

Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Ulster) 56 caps

Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 2 caps

Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 65 caps

Tom O’Toole (Banbridge/Ulster) 0 caps

Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 24 caps

James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 24 caps

CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 38 caps

Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 68 caps

Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 24 caps

*unavailable until Round 4

More in this section

CourtsRugbySix NationsPlace: PortugalPerson: Garry RingrosePerson: Will ConnorsPerson: Andy FarrellPerson: RingrosePerson: GarryPerson: Robbie HenshawPerson: Chris FarrellPerson: Stuart McCloskeyPerson: Will AddisonPerson: Tadgh FurlongPerson: Caelan DorisPerson: Dave KilcoynePerson: DorisPerson: Ryan BairdPerson: Robert BaloucounePerson: Harry ByrnePerson: Bundee AkiPerson: Billy BurnsPerson: Ross ByrnePerson: Andrew ConwayPerson: John CooneyPerson: Keith EarlsPerson: Dave KearneyPerson: Jordan LarmourPerson: Luke McGrathPerson: Conor MurrayPerson: Jonathan SextonPerson: Jacob StockdalePerson: Max DeeganPerson: Ultan DillanePerson: Tadhg FurlongPerson: Cian HealyPerson: Dave HeffernanPerson: Iain HendersonPerson: Rob HerringPerson: Ronan KelleherPerson: Jack McGrathPerson: Jack O’DonoghuePerson: Peter O’MahonyPerson: Tom O’ToolePerson: Andrew PorterPerson: James RyanPerson: CJ StanderPerson: Devin TonerPerson: Josh van der FlierOrganisation: LeinsterOrganisation: IrelandOrganisation: WalesOrganisation: EnglandOrganisation: ScotlandOrganisation: IRFUOrganisation: ItalyOrganisation: ScotsOrganisation: MunsterOrganisation: UlsterOrganisation: EnniskillenOrganisation: ConnachtOrganisation: UCDOrganisation: GarryowenOrganisation: Terenure CollegeOrganisation: Young MunsterOrganisation: BuccaneersOrganisation: LansdowneOrganisation: St Mary’s CollegeOrganisation: BangorOrganisation: St Marys CollegeOrganisation: CAPTAINOrganisation: LurganOrganisation: CorinthiansOrganisation: AcademyOrganisation: BallynahinchOrganisation: UL BohemiansOrganisation: Cork ConstitutionOrganisation: BanbridgeOrganisation: Shannon
Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox