Munster duo released back to the province ahead of RWC squad selection

Teammate Jeremy Loughman was added to the Irish squad during the week with the final Ireland squad for RWC to be announced on next Monday.

The Ireland Management Team has confirmed that five players will return to their Provinces to continue their pre-season training programmes.

Two of those are from Munster with Calvin Nash and Gavin Coombes to link up with Graham Rowntree’s men as they step up pre season preparation.

Nash made his international debut in the win over Italy a fortnight ago while Coombes has a pair of caps, coming in the wins over Japan and the USA in 2021.

10 July 2021; Gavin Coombes of Ireland during the International Rugby Friendly match between Ireland and USA at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Teammate Jeremy Loughman was added to the Irish squad during the week with the final 33-man Ireland squad for Rugby World Cup 2023 to be announced on Monday, 28 August.

The other players that were released back to their provinces are Caolin Blade, Jamie Osborne and Kieran Treadwell.

Ireland host England this Saturday with kick off at 5.30pm. It is the second World Cup warm up game for the Irish after beating Italy less than a fortnight ago.

Andy Farrell’s men round out their warm up games next weekend against Samoa before kicking off their World Cup campaign against Romania on September 7.

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