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Leinster No. 8 Caelan Doris. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Leinster No. 8 Caelan Doris. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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Leinster No. 8 Caelan Doris. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Leinster No 8 Caelan Doris and Ulster utility back Will Addison will join 21 of the 23 players that featured for Ireland against Wales last weekend when Andy Farrell hosts a two-day camp in Cork later this week.

Hooker Rónan Kelleher and back-row Max Deegan, who both came off the bench at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, are among 13 players released to their provinces for PRO14 game-time.

Doris missed the win as a result of the head injury that prematurely ended his debut against Scotland in round one and now faces a battle to get back into the team after Peter O'Mahony and CJ Stander's strong showings against Wales.

Addison has not been available for selection for the first two games, but with Robbie Henshaw recovering from a head injury he may see some action at training in the Cork Institute of Technology this week.

Otherwise, Farrell looks set to stick closely to the core of his unbeaten team for his first away game as the head coach prepares to face off against his old team, captained by his son Owen.

As well as Deegan and Kelleher, Leinster will welcome Will Connors, Dave Kearney and Luke McGrath back for their match against Cheetahs, while Munster have Chris Farrell and Jack O'Donoghue for their clash with Southern Kings.

Connacht can call on Ultan Dillane and Dave Heffernan against Cardiff Blues, while Billy Burns, Stuart McCloskey, Jack McGrath and Tom O'Toole are available for Ulster against Ospreys.

Irish Independent


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