Jared Payne back in Ireland squad for final 6 Nations games

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Joe Schmidt's men are away to Wales and home to England in rounds 4 and 5

By Simon Hunter

Ulster's Jared Payne makes a return to ireland's squad for the final two games of the six nations.

Rory Best and Iain Henderson are in the forwards, while Craig Gilroy, Paddy Jackson, Luke Marshall, Payne and Andrew Trimble are in the backs.

Joe Schmidt's men go to Wales on Friday March 10.


Forwards and number of caps

Rory Best (c) 102 
Jack Conan 1 
Tadhg Furlong 14
Cian Healy 65 
Jamie Heaslip (vc) 94 
Iain Henderson 30 
Dave Kilcoyne 17
Dan Leavy1 
Jack McGrath 39 
Sean O'Brien 47
Tommy O'Donnell 12
Peter O'Mahony 38 
Quinn Roux 1 
Donnacha Ryan 45 
John Ryan 4 
Niall Scannell  2 
CJ Stander 13
Devin Toner 45 
James Tracy 2

Backs and number of caps

Joey Carbery 3 
Andrew Conway 0
Keith Earls 57 
Craig Gilroy 10 
Robbie Henshaw 27
Paddy Jackson 22 
Rob Kearney 75 
Kieran Marmion 11
Luke Marshall 9 
Luke McGrath 1 
Conor Murray 56 
Tiernan O'Halloran 3 
Jared Payne 19 
Garry Ringrose 6 
Jonathan Sexton 64
Andrew Trimble 70 
Simon Zebo 31 


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