Two Uncapped Players Included In Ireland's Six Nations Squad, Furlong Returns

Two Uncapped Players Included In Ireland's Six Nations Squad, Furlong Returns

There are two uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the Six Nations.


The Ireland coaching group have selected a squad of 36 players for the upcoming 2021 Six Nations Championships.


 
 
Jonathan Sexton will captain the squad for a second Championship campaign and there are two uncapped players named in the squad – Munster’s Craig Casey and Ulster’s Tom O’Toole.

 
O’Toole was named in the Ireland squad at the start of the 2020 Championship while Casey, who won a Grand Slam with the Ireland U20s in 2019, trained with the squad last October.

 
 
Ireland have just two fixtures at the Aviva Stadium in the 2021 Guinness Six Nations hosting France in Round 2 and England on the final weekend of the Championship.
 
 

In Round 1 Ireland will take on Wayne Pivac’s Wales at the Principality Stadium. Ireland’s first two fixtures of the 2021 Championships against Wales and France will both take place on Sunday afternoons.
 


Ireland’s third round fixture is at the Stadio Olimpico against Italy and in the penultimate round Ireland face Scotland.
 


Ireland Head Coach Andy Farrell, commented, “Since the Autumn international window the club season has had a good few disruptions and the cancellation of the European fixtures means there have been less opportunities for players to show form or to return from injury and get some minutes under their belts.
 


Tadhg (Furlong) hasn’t played in quite a while but he is ready to join the group. Unfortunately Jacob (Stockdale) will not be available to us.”
 


 
 
Ireland Squad – Six Nations Championship 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ireland Six Nations 2021 Fixtures
 

Wales v IRELAND

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Sunday 7th February, KO 15.00

 
 

IRELAND v France

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Sunday 14th February, KO 15.00

 
 

Italy v IRELAND

Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Saturday 27th February, KO 14.15

 
 

Scotland v IRELAND

BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Sunday 14th March, KO 15.00

 
 
 

IRELAND v England

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Saturday 20th March, KO 16.45

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