Six Nations

SA-born Roux called up to Ireland squad

2019-01-22 08:21
Quinn Roux (Gallo Images)

Dublin - South African-born lock Quinn Roux has been called up to Ireland’s squad ahead of the Six Nations.

Roux, who captained Connacht for the first time in their Champions Cup victory over Bordeaux this past weekend, has come into the squad as a replacement for Tadhg Beirne, who has been ruled out for the opening two games of the tournament with a knee injury.

The 28-year-old Roux, a former Western Province player, has played eight Tests for Ireland between 2016 and 2018.

Meanwhile winger Adam Byrne, who helped Leinster secure a home Champions Cup quarter-final over the weekend, will travel to Portugal for Ireland's training camp this week as Andrew Conway picked up a knock playing for Munster.

Conway is unable to train this week but will be fully fit to train next week, ahead of Ireland's eagerly-awaited opening clash with England.

Having missed the game against Wasps due to a shoulder injury, loose forward Jack Conan will continue his treatment at Leinster this week and will be fully fit to train next week.

Fullback Rob Kearney and prop Jack McGrath will remain with Leinster in order to gain game-time in the PRO14 against the Scarlets on Friday.

All other players reporting niggles from the weekend's European matches will be managed by the Ireland medical team in Portugal.

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