Henderson cleared to play in Rome after hearing

Henderson cleared to play in Rome after hearing

Centre Chris Farrell has shaken off injury concerns, after damaging his knee in Munster's weekend win over the Southern Kings, but fit-again Connacht scrum half Kieran Marmion has been overlooked.

Centre Chris Farrell is fit, although fellow midfielder Garry Ringrose is still struggling with the hamstring problem that kept him out of the 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield and has instead returned to Leinster.

Beirne and Henderson, who dovetailed so effectively in the second row against U.S. during the Autumn Internationals, both missed the first two rounds of this year's Guinness Six Nations - the former with a knee injury and the latter due to a finger complaint.

The return of Ulster's Henderson from finger trouble and Munster's Beirne from a knee issue is a genuine boost to Ireland's campaign.

Henderson will be itching to feature in Sunday's Rome clash against Italy, but could be ruled out if handed a suspension in a Tuesday night Pro14 disciplinary hearing in Edinburgh.

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Uncapped Connacht trio Caolin Blade, Jack Carty and Tom Farrell have also joined up with Ireland in a 34-strong squad to prepare to face the Azzurri.

Henderson underwent surgery to fix a torn ligament in his thumb in December and missed Ireland's opening matches against England and Scotland.

Garry Ringrose, Rhys Ruddock and Will Addison will continue to nurse injuries at their respective clubs this week and are not included.

Another Ulsterman though is out of contention for the trip with Will Addison rehabbing back stiffness at his province.

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