Farrell misses out on Australia tour

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

FIVEMILETOWN'S Chris Farrell has missed out on Ireland's summer tour of Australia as he continues to recouperate from a knee operation.

The Munster centre was ruled out for the rest of the season in February after suffering an ACL injury during six nations training with Ireland.

The Ireland coaching group have named a squad of 32 players to travel to Australia in June to take on the Wallabies in a three Test tour which features games in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt, commented, "This has probably been the most difficult selection process for the coaching group to date.

"The final decisions which included a number of very tough calls and some players are incredibly unlucky to miss out on selection.

"Over the past couple of months the national coaches have spent time in the provinces and been in communication with the provincial coaches who have done a super job in managing the players across the season.

"The coaching group are excited by the challenge that this three Test tour will present and from talking to the players we get a sense that they too are excited about going on Tour and testing themselves against one of the best sides in the world in their own backyard."

The full squad is as follows.


Forwards (18)

Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) c 111 caps;
Tadhg Beirne (Scarlets) uncapped;
Jack Conan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) 7 caps;
Sean Cronin (St Mary's College/Leinster) 61 caps;
Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 23 caps;
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 78 caps;
Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 38 caps;
Rob Herring (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 3 caps;
Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster) 9 caps;
Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster) 47 caps;
Jordi Murphy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 20 caps;
Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 47 caps;
Andrew Porter (UCD/Leinster) 7 caps;
Quinn Roux (Galwegians/Connacht) 5 caps;
James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 8 caps;
John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 13 caps;
CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 23 caps;
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 58 caps.


Backs (14)

Bundee Aki (Galwegians/Connacht) 7 caps;
Ross Byrne (UCD/Leinster) uncapped;
Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster) 10 caps;
Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 6 caps;
John Cooney (Terenure College/Ulster) 1 cap;
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 67 caps;
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 33 caps;
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 83 caps;
Jordan Larmour (St Mary's College/Leinster) 3 caps;
Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 21 caps;
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 64 caps;
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 13 caps;
Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 73 caps;
Jacob Stockdale (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 9 caps.


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