Ireland include Ulster's Will Addison in World Cup training squad

Will Addison trains with Ireland this week
Will Addison trains with Ireland this week
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Ulster back Will Addison has been given an Ireland lifeline after he was added to the World Cup training squad in the third week.

The squad will conclude their preparatory camp at the Sportsground on Friday and Addison has successfully recovered from a back injury to boost his hope of featuring in the World Cup squad.

Addison suffered the blow during Ulster's second half of the previous season and was initially expected to miss the World Cup. He joined the Belfast outfit in 2018 and gained qualification to play for Ireland through his mother.

The 26-year-old made his debut for Ireland during the November series last year during which he featured in three Tests.

The Ireland training squad will assemble in Munster next week and will have an open session at Thomond Park on 19th July.

Ireland will round up their preparations for the World Cup with warm-up games against Italy and England followed by a home and away fixture against Wales.

Joe Schmidt's side are grouped along with Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa in the World Cup and will kick-start their campaign on 22nd September in Yokohama.

 

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