Joe Schmidt Names A 45 Man Provisional Ireland Squad

IRFU CrestRhys Ruddock has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after he was left out of the provisional Ireland squad. Head coach Joe Schmidt has confirmed that the Leinster flanker would have been included in the extended 45-man squad if the player hadn’t suffered an unfortunate arm fracture during the Tiblisi Cup. Jack Conan and Tadhg Furlong are the two uncapped players in the training panel but there’s no place for Munster out-half Ian Keatley, Ulster centre Luke Marshall or Connacht prop Nathan White.