Ireland recall Dan Leavy for final Six Nations game against Wales

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt

Ireland have recalled flanker Dan Leavy for the final round clash against Wales in the ongoing Six Nations tournament to be played in Cardiff this weekend.

The 24-year-old last played for Joe Schmidt's side on 10th November against Argentina and has been sidelined with a calf injury since then. He will now take the place of Josh van der Flier, who will miss the game on weekend with a groin injury.

Van der Flier sustained the injury during the fourth round clash against France where he played for 23 minutes before he left the field.

"Dan Leavy has joined the squad and he's here to make sure he looks good, we'll see how he goes this afternoon," said scrum coach Greg Feek.

"It's a short turnaround, we'll see how training goes. Sean has been training hard and that puts him into contention. We have a few options there but we'll see how it goes in training.

Head coach Schmidt has released fly-half Ross Byrne from the 36-man squad while Robbie Henshaw continues to remain on the sidelines while Rob Kearney, Joey Carbery and Tadhg Beirne has been included in the training squad.

Ireland squad:

Backs: Bundee Aki, Joey Carbery, Jack Carty, Andrew Conway, John Cooney, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Tom Farrell, Rob Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Kieran Marmion, Conor Murray, Garry Ringrose, Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale.

Forwards: Rory Best (capt), Tadhg Beirne, Jack Conan, Ultan Dillane, Tadhg Furlong, Cian Healy, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Dave Kilcoyne, Jack McGrath, Jordi Murphy, Sean O'Brien, Peter O'Mahony, Andrew Porter, Quinn Roux, Rhys Ruddock, James Ryan, John Ryan, Niall Scannell, CJ Stander, Dan Leavy.


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