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Kilcoyne and Conway join Ireland squad as Kearney ruled out of Scotland clash
The Munster back is uncapped by Ireland at senior level.

IRELAND HEAD COACH Joe Schmidt has called Munster pair Andrew Conway and Dave Kilcoyne into his Six Nations training squad, while Rob Kearney has been ruled out of Saturday’s final round meeting with Scotland.

Ireland’s Rob Kearney Billy Stickland / INPHO Kearney will not play against Scotland this weekend. Billy Stickland / INPHO / INPHO

The training squad for Saturday’s home tussle [KO 5pm] against Scotland, who again impressed yesterday by beating France for just the second time this century, sees two changes.

Conway – currently uncapped at senior level – replaces the hamstrung Rob Kearney, who will continue his rehab with his province. Loosehead Kilcoyne is also added to the ranks, with back row Jordi Murphy released to Leinster ahead of their Pro12 fixture against Glasgow.

Kilcoyne’s call-up comes as cover for Cian Healy, who was ruled out of the match day squad to face Italy last Friday with a hamstring injury. Healy and Eoin Reddan [calf strain] will continue their rehab today with the aim of being available to train tomorrow.

Ireland training squad for Scotland game:

Forwards (19):

Finlay Bealham (Corinthians/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) c
Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
David Foley (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vc
David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) (added)
Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster)
Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster)*
Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster)
Rhys Ruddock (St Mary’s College/Leinster)
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster)
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)
Nathan White (Connacht)

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Backs (16):

Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster)* added
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Patrick Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster)
Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht)
Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)
Stuart McCloskey (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Eoin Reddan (Old Crescent/Leinster)
Jonathan Sexton (St Mary’s College/Leinster)
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

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