Cian Healy will miss the remainder of Ireland’s Guinness Six Nations campaign with an injury picked up in last Sunday’s defeat to England. 


The loosehead made way for David Kilcoyne during the first-half at Twickenham and will now miss the March matches at home to Italy and away to France. 

There is no indication, though, from the Irish camp as to how long the actual lay-off will be and whether Healy will also be absent for Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final versus Saracens on April 4. 

Comprehensively beaten 24-12 by the English, Ireland coach Andy Farrell will attempt to get his squad back on track with a 28-man training camp later this week in Dublin.

Billy Burns, Stuart McCloskey, Jack McGrath and Tom O’Toole will attend the Ireland camp following the postponement of Ulster’s weekend fixture away to Benetton.   

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Two Guinness PRO14 fixtures cancelled over coronavirus fears

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Iain Henderson will re-join the squad having missed the trip to England due to his wife’s birth of their first child, but Will Addison will continue his rehab in Ulster this week.

Players released back to their provinces to participate in Guinness PRO14 action this coming weekend include Will Connors, Max Deegan, Chris Farrell, David Kearney, Luke McGrath and Jack O’Donoghue.

IRELAND (training squad, Dublin – February 26-28)


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

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

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

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

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

WATCH: Andy Farrell and Johnny Sexton speak after Ireland’s loss to England at Twickenham

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