Rugby Rob Kearney: Leinster full-back left out of Andy Farrell’s 45-man Ireland squad

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Rob Kearney’s most recent appearance for Ireland was in their World Cup quarter-final defeat by New Zealand

Full-back Rob Kearney has been omitted from a 45-man squad for Andy Farrell’s first training session as Ireland head coach in Dublin on 22-23 December.

The 95-times capped Leinster player was a regular first-choice number 15 under previous coach Joe Schmidt.

A number of uncapped players will join a “24-hour mid-season stocktake” at the IRFU’s High Performance Centre.

They include Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park and Ulster pair Billy Burns and Tom O’Toole.

England-born Burns, who joined Ulster in 2018, qualifies for Ireland through a paternal grandparent. Prop O’Toole has become a regular in the Ulster team, scoring his first try for the province in the weekend European Cup win over Harlequins.

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