No injury worries for Kidney


Rugby:The Ireland camp has reported “no major injury concerns” ahead of next week’s preparation for the Six Nations championship meeting with Wales on Saturday.

Declan Kidney has added 12 players to the squad, on top of the 22 that narrowly beat Scotland at Murrayfield a week ago.

Munster’s Tomás O’Leary has been recalled, having been ruled out of the Scotland game with a back injury, while his provincial team-mates Donnacha Ryan, Mick O’Driscoll, Johne Murphy and Tony Buckley are also included.

After making way for Tommy Bowe last week, Fergus McFadden is back in the mix as are Leinster forwards Devin Toner, Kevin McLaughlin and Rhys Ruddock.

The remaining trio comprises of Ulster’s Andrew Trimble and Connacht’s Mike McCarthy and Gavin Duffy.

Ireland Squad additions

Rhys Ruddock, Fergus McFadden, Tony Buckley, Kevin McLaughlin, Mick O'Driscoll, Donnacha Ryan, Gavin Duffy, Andrew Trimble, Johne Murphy, Tomás O'Leary, Devin Toner, Mike McCarthy