Ireland Call Up Replacement Outhalf As Billy Burns Ruled Out Of Scotland Clash


Billy Burns’ groin injury has ruled him out of Ireland’s Autumn Nations Cup fixture with Scotland this weekend with young Leinster out-half Harry Byrne called up to train with the squad.

Will Connors meanwhile is proceeding through the graduated return to play protocols but the decision has been made not to target this weekend’s fixture.

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Keith Earls has recovered from a back spasm that affected him during the Georgia game. Conor Murray’s dead leg is being managed and he is expected to be available for selection.

Rob Herring’s rib issue has eased and he has returned to full training. Ed Byrne is ruled out with an ongoing calf issue and James Lowe has also been ruled out with a groin issue.

Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw have re-joined full training with the squad. Eric O’Sullivan will train with the squad this week.