Andrew Trimble training with Ireland (file photo).
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Trimble and Dillane ruled out Ireland's final Six Nations matches
The Ulster winger picked up a hand injury in Friday’s win over Treviso, while Connacht second row Dillane requires surgery.

ANDREW TRIMBLE AND Ultan Dillane are set to miss Ireland’s remaining Six Nations fixtures.

Ulster wing Trimble played from start to finish in Friday night’s Pro12 win over Treviso at the Kingspan Stadium, but sustained a hand injury during the game.

That will rule him out of next weekend’s trip to Cardiff to face Wales, as well as a potential championship decider at home to England on 18 March.

The 32-year-old was absent from the defeat to Scotland and the win over Italy due to a groin injury but came on as a second-half substitute in last weekend’s victory at home to France.

Meanwhile, Connacht second row Dillane had been included in Ireland’s extended 37-man squad during the week, but the IRFU has revealed that he will undergo surgery on a shoulder issue that is expected to rule him out for between eight and ten weeks.

Rob Kearney has been “progressing well” as he recovers from a groin injury and the Leinster man is expected to take full part in training on Monday.

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