Dillane out for up to 10 weeks

Date published: March 6 2017

Connacht have suffered an injury setback after it was confirmed that lock Ultan Dillane has been ruled out for between eight to ten weeks.

The Ireland international will undergo surgery on an ongoing shoulder issue.

Dillane is a graduate of the NUIG Connacht Rugby Academy and has made 11 appearances for the province this season, the most recent of which came against Treviso last week.

The 23-year-old was included in Ireland’s Six Nations squad and featured against Scotland and Italy but has now been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.