Wednesday 13 December 2017

Roux rewarded with Ireland call as Ringrose's knee is assessed

Roux's performances have earned him a place for the tour this summer. Photo: Sportsfile
Roux's performances have earned him a place for the tour this summer. Photo: Sportsfile
David Kelly

David Kelly

Connacht lock Quinn Roux has been added to Joe Schmidt's travelling party for Ireland's three-match summer tour to the USA and Japan.

Roux has seen off potential competition from France-bound Donnacha Ryan, Alan O'Connor, Billy Holland and Ross Molony to secure his place.

The South African-born former Leinster player won his sole cap in the second test of the summer tour to his native land last summer.

Leinster centre Garry Ringrose will be assessed by Irish medical staff later this week after suffering a blow to the knee in last Friday's Guinness PRO12 semi-final defeat to Scarlets although his club are hopeful that the damage is not serious.

Luke McGrath and Rhys Ruddock, who departed before and after half-time respectively, will undergo return-to-play protocols for concussion this week ahead of assessment by Ireland.

Munster have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their PRO1 2 final against Scarlets this weekend.

James Cronin was a late withdrawal prior the game with Keith Earls and Andrew Conway picking up respective knocks to the shin and shoulder.

However, all three are set to train fully this week. Conor Murray also trained fully.

Munster will be in the home dressing room - for the first time - at the Aviva Stadium and will wear their alternate navy kit for Saturday's final.

Bundee Aki will undergo surgery this week on an ongoing shoulder injury.

The 27-year-old centre is expected to return in time for the start of a season which will see him become qualified to play for Ireland under residency rules.

Prop Daniel Brennan, son of Toulouse Heineken Cup winner and former Irish international Trevor, has been named in the French squad for this summer's U20 World Cup.

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