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Farrell includes Leinster sensation in 35-man Ireland squad

Andy Farrell has called up another young Leinster star to his 35-man Ireland squad.

With Ireland’s Six Nations game against Italy, originally due to be played in Dublin this Saturday, postponed in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Farrell’s squad will train this week at the IRFU’s High Performance Centre in preparation for their round five fixture against France in Paris on Saturday 14th March.

A squad of 35 have been assembled for the training camp, with Connacht pair Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan joining the group later on Monday having played for Connacht in Port Elizabeth on Sunday in the Guinness PRO14.

And there is also a place in the squad for Leinster sensation Ryan Baird, who marked his second start for the province with a stunning hat-trick in Friday;s 55-19 thrashing of Glasgow Warriors.

The 20-year-old, who previously trained with the squad in their pre-Six Nations camp in Portugal in late January, will join the group for the early part of the training camp.

Ireland squad for training camp:

Backs: (15)
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
Chris Farrell (Young Munster/Munster) 9 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 43 caps
Dave Kearney  (Lansdowne/Leinster) 19 caps
Jordan Larmour (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 24 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster) 3 caps
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster) 19 caps
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 81 caps
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys College/Leinster) 91 caps
Jacob Stockdale (Lurgan/Ulster) 28 caps

Forwards: (20)
Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster) 0 caps
Will Connors (UCD/Leinster) 0 caps
Max Deegan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 1 cap
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
Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster) 2 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

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Farrell includes Leinster sensation in 35-man Ireland squad
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