Squad update

15 January 2024

Squad update

A squad update ahead of this Friday's game at home to Bristol Bears in the Investec Champions Cup.

Bundee Aki and Finlay Bealham are available for selection having missed the game in Lyon through the IRFU player management programme.

Caolin Blade is also available having completed his graduated RTP protocols, and Tiernan O’Halloran is available after recovering from a foot injury he sustained against Leinster in early December.

Cathal Forde resumes training this week after a shoulder issue that caused him to miss the Lyon game, and his availability for Friday will be assessed during the week.

Jack Aungier continues to be monitored following an illness that ruled him out of the game in Lyon, while Dylan Tierney-Martin suffered a neck injury during the warm-up and is undergoing further investigation.

Unavailable for selection this week are John Porch (knee), Shane Jennings (ankle) and Oisin McCormack (thigh), while continuing to rehab are Paul Boyle (face), Santiago Cordero (knee), Diarmuid Kilgallen (hamstring), Sean O’Brien (foot) and Colm Reilly (ankle).