Since he returns to action this weekend, ireland trainer is going to have the ability to call up on scrum-half Kieran Marmion to the remainder of the Six Nations.

Marmion had ankle surgery a day or two after Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks and have not featured since.

He will play for Connacht in Saturday game against the Cheetahs.

Ulster’s John Cooney has been the copy pivot at Ireland’s opening two Six Nations matches against England and Scotland, to Conor Murray.

Having the player fit and available back to push against an Murray is really actually a massive boost before this visit to Rome to face Italy on 23.

Connacht team-mates Bundee Aki along with Quinn Roux have not been published from camp however Ultan Dillane and also the uncapped trio of Jack Carty, Caolin Blade and Tom Farrell are offered to Handle the nation’s South African opponents in Galway.


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