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Cian Healy Ruled Out For Final Two Six Nations Games

Cian Healy Ruled Out For Final Two Six Nations Games

Cian Healy will not be available for Ireland's final two games of the Six Nations against Italy and France.

The Leinster man suffered a hip injury during the first half against England on Sunday. He had started Ireland's opening three games of the tournament at loosehead.

Dave Kilcoyne and Jack MacGrath are the loosehead options in the Ireland squad. Kilcoyne has come off the bench in Ireland's three games thus far, playing especially well against Scotland and Wales.

The Ireland squad returned to Dublin on Monday. 28 players will convene on Wednesday for a two-day camp. They will also take part in an opening training session against the Ireland U20s on Friday in Donnybrook.

Will Connors, Max Deegan, Chris Farrell, David Kearney, Luke McGrath and Jack O’Donoghue have all been released back to their provinces for Pro14 games.

Ulster players Billy Burns, Stuart McCloskey, Jack McGrath and Tom O’Toole will take part in camp as their province's game against Benneton has been postponed. After missing the game against England, Iain Henderson rejoins the squad.

Ireland squad for two day camp
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Backs: (12)

Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 26 caps

Billy Burns (Ulster) 0 caps

Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 6 caps

Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 21 caps

John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 11 caps

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Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 84 caps

Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 43 caps

Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 24 caps

Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster) 3 caps

Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 81 caps

Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 91 caps

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Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 28 caps

Forwards: (16)

Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht) 15 caps

Caelan Doris (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 2 caps

Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 44 caps

Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) 1 cap

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Iain Henderson (Academy/Ulster) 55 caps

Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 11 caps

Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 3 caps

Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 39 caps

Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Ulster) 56 caps

Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 67 caps

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Tom O’Toole (Banbridge/Ulster) 0 caps

Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 26 caps

James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 26 caps

CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 41 caps

Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 70 caps

Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster) 26 caps

Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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PJ Browne
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