Ireland Receive Huge Injury Boost Ahead Of The Six Nations


Joe Schmidt and Ireland have received a timely injury boost this morning.

Pat Lam revealed last week that Ultan Dillane had damaged ankle ligaments and was set to miss four to five weeks of action, possibly even more, depending on whether or not the towering lock required surgery.

The injury was set to rule him out of Connacht’s remaining Champions Cup group games and Ireland’s opening two Six Nations games against Scotland and Italy. Lam faced the media this morning however and had some good news.


Dillane does not require surgery and will be out for a maximum of four weeks, meaning it’s likely he will be fit and raring to go for the Six Nations. At a push Dillane could even return in time for Connacht’s crucial Champions Cup clash with Toulouse in France.

Excellent news regardless.

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