Uncapped Leinster lock Ryan Baird added to Ireland squad

Ryan Baird made his senior debut with Leinster in 2019
Ryan Baird made his senior debut with Leinster in 2019
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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has called-up Leinster lock Ryan Baird to the 35-man training squad.

Baird, who has featured for the Ireland Under 20 side was impressive for his club Leinster in the recently concluded Pro 14 clash against Glasgow Warriors where he scored a hat-trick to steer his side to a 55-19 victory.

Dave Heffernan and Ultan Dillane also joined Ireland's squad following their last weekend's club commitment with Connacht while Cian Healy and Will Addison miss out due to injuries.

Ireland are positioned third in the Six Nations table with two wins from three games. Their fourth round clash against Italy in Dublin on 7th March has been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak and will next face France on 14th March in Paris.

Ireland’s 35-man training squad

Forwards: Ryan Baird, Will Connors, Max Deegan, Ultan Dillane, Caelan Doris, Tadhg Furlong, Dave Heffernan, Iain Henderson, Rob Herring, Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Jack McGrath, Jack O’Donoghue, Peter O’Mahony, Tom O’Toole, Andrew Porter, James Ryan, CJ Stander, Devin Toner, Josh van der Flier

Backs: Bundee Aki, Billy Burns, Ross Byrne, Andrew Conway, John Cooney, Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Robbie Henshaw, Dave Kearney, Jordan Larmour, Stuart McCloskey, Luke McGrath, Conor Murray Jonathan Sexton, Jacob Stockdale

 

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