WATCH – Niall Scannell hoping to play his way back into Ireland contention.

Munster hooker Niall Scannell talks about what he’s expecting from Zebre this weekend when they visit Thomond Park as the Pro 14 kicks back in to gear after a short break.

Scannell also speaks about the frustration of picking up injuries ahead of international contests.

The Cork man says that Joe Schmidt has not called to instruct him to work on anything ahead of a possible call up to the squad but is hopeful that a chance may present itself at some point during the Six Nations campaign.