Tadhg Beirne On Potential Six Nations Call Up & If He’s Spoken To Joe Schmidt

On form.

Tadhg Beirne is arguably the in-form Irish second-row at the moment, with a lot of people calling for him to be called up to the Ireland squad for the Six Nations.

Joe Schmidt names his squad tomorrow, and with Zebo having already been omitted because of an impending move to France, the feeling is the Beirne should be called up because of his impending move back to Ireland.

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The Scarlets lock put in a man-of-the-match performance against Bath on Friday in the Champions Cup and has been electric in the PRO14, so there’s no doubting his ability. But has Joe reached out? Unfortunately not.

I’ve heard nothing from Joe, so I try not to think about it too much — if it happens, it happens. There is no point in getting up my hopes,” said Beirne

“It has been said to me that I am abroad, so I have to go home and play. I’m going home next season, so maybe that might be a reason for them to pick me.

“If that’s the case, then I’ll gladly say ‘yes’. If not, I’m just going to focus on each game and each week with the Scarlets.”

Give the people what they want Joe. Give them Tadhg Beirne.