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Considering Ireland coach Joe Schmidt must submit a 31-man squad to World Rugby on Monday the players not selected to face Wales on Saturday appear in real trouble.

Despite the unavailability of Joey Carbery and Johnny Sexton, Leinster’s Ross Byrne does not make the 23-man squad with Schmidt showing his thought process by naming Garry Ringrose as cover behind Connacht’s Jack Carty.

“Garry played a bit of outhalf as a schoolboy [for Blackrock]. He has the temperament and skill base to allow him to fill in there.”

Rugby Garry Ringrose will provide back-up cover at outhalf against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho
Garry Ringrose will provide back-up cover at outhalf against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Will Addison, named at fullback here following six months rehab from back surgery, offers multiple options to Ireland when they travel through Japan next month.

“It’s his first run out for a long time so for Will it is a really important opportunity, but he has to hit the ground running. He has trained really well this week.

“The fact he plays centre and on the wing and is a very capable kicker and goal kicker, Will is that Jack of all trades that we may all need. But he is a master of a f

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