Six Nations: Returning Ringrose added to Ireland Six Nations squad

Ringrose could make Six Nations impact after comeback

Garry Ringrose is back in the Ireland camp, ahead of this weekend's Six Nations clash with Wales at the Aviva.

Garry Ringrose is back in his first Ireland squad since the summer tours to the US and Japan.

Ringrose hasn't played since injuring his ankle in Leinster's Pro 14 win over Ulster last month, and trained with his province today. Chris Farrell is likely to start in the centre for Ireland, alongside Bundee Aki.

Niall Scannell has showed well for Munster after his recent thumb and rib injuries and looks set to duke it out with Sean Cronin for a spot on the Ireland bench this weekend.

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The squad reassembled at their Carton House base in Maynooth yesterday evening.

Centre Garry Ringrose has also been drafted in to replace the injured Robbie Henshaw.

Leinster man McGrath suffered a knee injury against the Scarlets on Saturday, providing Cooney with a chance in the national team set-up following his excellent form this season for Ulster.

Irish Rugby said on Monday that Tadhg Furlong (hamstring), Iain Henderson (hamstring/thigh) and James Ryan (groin) are "progressing well through their respective rehab programmes".

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