Iain Henderson has returned to the Ireland squad to bolster Andy Farrell’s second-row picks ahead of Saturday’s trip to Twickenham.
enderson missed the recent Six Nations win over Italy due to Covid, but captain Ulster played 80 minutes for his province last Friday.
The lock was part of a group of 35 who regrouped on Sunday night, with Unlocked Munster supporter Jeremy Loughman earning the first call.
Loughman was drafted as a loose cover amid Andrew Porter’s exclusion from the rest of the league due to injury.
Porter’s Leinster teammate Jordan Larmour also suffered the same fate after suffering a hip problem during his win over Benetton on Saturday.
Although Jimmy O’Brien has been training with Ireland recently, the underrated all-round return Leinster will not be joining the team this week.
Jack Carty, Dave Heffernan (Connacht), Craig Casey, Gavin Coombes (Munster) and Robert Baloucoune, James Hume and Nick Timoney (Ulster) all return to the Ireland squad after a game against their respective provinces at the weekend.
Ireland Team Round 4 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship
Back side (16)
Bundee Aki (Connacht / Galwegians) 35 caps
Robert Baloucoune (Ulster / Enniskillen) 2 caps
Joey Carbery (Munster / Clontarf) 30 caps
Jack Carty (Buccaneers / Connacht) 11 caps
Craig Casey (Munster / Shannon) 5 caps
Andrew Conway (Munster / Garryowen) 29 caps
Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 15 caps
Mack Hansen (Connacht) 3 times
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster / Buccaneers) 55 caps
James Hume (Ulster / Banbridge) 3 caps
Hugo Keenan (Leinster / UCD) 18 caps
James Lowe (Leinster) 10 caps
Michael Lowry (Ulster / Banbridge) 1 hat
Conor Murray (Munster / Garryowen) 94 caps
Garry Ringrose (Leinster / UCD) 40 caps
Johnny Sexton (Leinster / St Mary’s College) 103 caps for CAPTAIN
Ryan Baird (Leinster / University Dublin) 8 caps
Finlay Bealham (Connacht / Buccaneers) 21 caps
Tadhg Beirne (Munster / Lansdowne) 28 caps
Jack Conan (Leinster / Old Belvedere) 25 caps
Gavin Coombes (Munster / Young Munster) 2 times
Caelan Doris (Leinster / St Mary’s College) 15 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster / Clontarf) 55 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster / Clontarf) 114 caps
Dave Heffernan (Connacht / Buccaneers) 6 caps
Iain Henderson (Ulster / Academy) 66 caps
Rob Herring (Ulster / Ballynahinch) 24 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (Munster / UL Bohemians) 46 caps
Jeremy Loughman (Munster / Garryowen) is opened
Peter O’Mahony (Munster / Cork Constitution) 82 caps
James Ryan (Leinster / UCD) 42 caps
Dan Sheehan (Leinster / Lansdowne) 5 caps
Nick Timoney (Ulster / Banbridge) 2 times
Kieran Treadwell (Ulster / Ballymena) 4 caps
Josh van der Flier (Leinster / UCD) 38 caps
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/six-nations/boost-for-ireland-squad-as-iain-henderson-returns-to-bolster-andy-farrells-second-row-for-twickenham-clash-41418902.html Boost for Ireland as Iain Henderson returns to Andy Farrell’s second-row assist for the Twickenham clash