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Ireland’s Johnny Sexton is “ahead of schedule” in his recovery from injury and expects to be fit for the Six Nations opener against Scotland.
Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey has been added to Ireland’s squad for their upcoming Six Nations training camp in Portugal later this week.
Johnny Sexton has been appointed Ireland captain for the Six Nations, while boss Andy Farrell has picked five uncapped players in his squad.
The pools for the 13th edition of the World Rugby U20 Championship has been announced, with the tournament kicking off in Italy in June.
Johann van Graan has confirmed that Joey Carbery will miss the Six Nations after sustaining a wrist injury during their game against Ulster.