Payne and Carbery back in Irelands Six Nations squad for final two

first_imgPayne and Carbery back in Ireland’s Six Nations squad for final two rounds Leinster back row Jack Conan and Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne have also been added. Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 10:13 AM JOE SCHMIDT HAS called Jared Payne and Joey Carbery back into his 37-man Ireland squad for the final two rounds of the 2017 Six Nations. Payne is back for Ireland. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOLeinster back row Jack Conan has returned to the squad too, while in-form Munster man Dave Kilcoyne has also been called up.Ulster centre Payne returned from a kidney injury earlier than expected last weekend, featuring off the bench in Ulster’s Pro12 win over Zebre.The 31-year-old last played for Ireland in the November Test win against Australia, when he was forced off at half time with what transpired to be a serious kidney injury.However, he has now fully recovered and should get more game time this weekend for Ulster against Treviso, meaning he comes into contention for a place in Ireland’s match day squad for the final two rounds against Wales and England.Carbery, meanwhile, has played three times for Leinster in recent weeks, having recovered from an ankle injury, and now returns to the Ireland squad in place of Munster’s Ian Keatley.21-year-old Carbery made his Ireland debut last November in the win against New Zealand in Chicago, and won further caps against Canada and Australia. Carbery had an excellent start to his Test career. Source: James Crombie/INPHOHe started at fullback for Leinster in last weekend’s win against the Dragons but is predominantly seen as an out-half by Schmidt and the Ireland coaching staff.Fullback Rob Kearney, who suffered a groin injury in last weekend’s win against France, is included in the Ireland squad.Ulster’s Tommy Bowe, meanwhile, is absent after featuring in the squad that prepared for the France clash.Connacht lock Ultan Dillane’s name was missing from the IRFU’s original press release, but the union has since stated that Dillane is part of the squad. Short URL By Murray Kinsella 42 Comments 21,452 Views center_img Share52 Tweet Email1 Mar 2nd 2017, 10:13 AM Ireland squad for final two rounds of 2017 Six Nations:Forwards (19):Rory Best (captain)Jack ConanUltan DillaneTadhg FurlongCian HealyJamie Heaslip (vice-captain)Iain HendersonDave KilcoyneDan LeavyJack McGrathSean O’BrienTommy O’DonnellPeter O’MahonyQuinn RouxDonnacha RyanJohn RyanNiall ScannellCJ StanderDevin TonerJames TracyBacks (17):Joey CarberyAndrew ConwayKeith EarlsCraig GilroyRobbie HenshawPaddy JacksonRob KearneyKieran MarmionLuke MarshallLuke McGrathConor MurrayTiernan O’HalloranJared PayneGarry RingroseJonathan SextonAndrew TrimbleSimon Zebo- This article was updated at 12.30pm to indicate that Ultan Dillane is part of the squad, after the Connacht man was erroneously ommitted from the original IRFU press release. Leinster set to sign Wallabies international Scott Fardy as a second row‘It’s a struggle, everyone is fighting for the same jersey’: Leavy on Leinster and Ireland back-row battles Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img