11 Irish players released back...


11 Irish players released back to provinces for URC action

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Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has released 11 players back to their provinces to get game time this weekend. 

Ulster's Iain Henderson is among the contingent, having missed the Six Nations match against Italy after testing positive for Covid-19.

Among the other players set to return to club duty are Connacht's Jack Carty and Leinster trio Jordan Larmour, Jimmy O'Brien and Ross Molony.

Ulster and Connacht are both in action on Friday, against Cardiff and Edinburgh respectively.

Leinster are away to Benetton on Saturday, while Munster host the Dragons.

Players released back to provinces

Jack Carty, Dave Heffernan (Connacht)

Jordan Larmour, Jimmy O'Brien, Ross Molony (Leinster)

Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes (Munster)

Robert Balacoune, Iain Henderson, James Hume, Nick Timoney (Ulster)

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