Trimble returns to Ireland training squad

Andrew Trimble Ulster Rugby

 

Fit-again Ulster wing Andrew Trimble has been named in a 45-man Ireland training squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

Trimble has not played since sustaining a toe injury in a Pro12 match against Glasgow last October and missed Ireland's Six Nations-winning campaign.

Uncapped Leinster forwards Jack Conan and Tadhg Furlong are included as coach Joe Schmidt ramps up preparations for the World Cup in September.

Ireland will play four warm-up matches before Schmidt reduces his squad to 31.

Veteran centre Gordon D'Arcy has been included but there's no place for the likes of Munster out-half Ian Keatley, Ulster centre Luke Marshall or Connacht prop Nathan White.