Casey among four Irish players released back to Munster for Connacht clash


IRELAND have released a number of players from their squad for the coming week to allow players to get gametime with their provinces.

Four Munster players have been released including Craig Casey who made his debut during the 48-10 win over Italy at the weekend.

James Lowe, Cian Healy and Craig Casey celebrate during Ireland’s Six Nations win over Italy in Rome.

Andrew Conway, Shane Daly and Chris Farrell will also return to the Province with none of that trio featuring in the Six Nations thus far.

Munster have a huge Pro 14 game this Friday where they can take a huge leap towards the final of the competition as they take on Connacht.

Connacht will have Ireland trio Bundee Aki, Dave Heffernan and Ultan Dillane available for that game.

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Ireland will retain a squad of 23 for a two day camp during this off-week.

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne, CJ Stander, Dave Kilcoyne, Conor Murry and Keith Earls will remain with the national squad.

They meet Scotland in Round 4 on March 14 in Murrayfield.

Ireland Two Day Camp Squad – 4-5th March, 2021 – IRFU HPC

Billy Burns (Ulster) 6 caps
Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 91 caps
Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 8 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 50 caps
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 9 caps
Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 27 caps
James Lowe (Leinster) 5 caps
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 88 caps
Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 33 caps
Jonathan Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 97 caps

Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 1 cap
Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 20 caps
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 18 caps
Will Connors (Leinster/UCD) 8 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 47 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 107 caps
Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 61 caps
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 19 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 9 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 41 caps
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 35 caps
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 34 caps
CJ Stander (Munster/Shannon) 49 caps

Returning to Provinces
Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 30 caps
Ed Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 4 caps
Ross Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 12 caps
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 1 cap
Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 24 caps
Shane Daly (Munster/Cork Con) 1 cap

Ultan Dillane (Connacht/Corinthians) 18 caps
Chris Farrell (Munster/Young Munster) 14 caps
Dave Heffernan (Connacht/Buccaneers) 5 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 4 caps
Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) uncapped
Rhys Ruddock (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 27 caps
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 30 caps

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