Ultan Dillane: Ireland lock doubtful for Japan tour

Ultan Dillane will hope be available for Tests against Japan on 17 and 24 June
Ultan Dillane will hope be available for Tests against Japan on 17 and 24 June

Ireland lock Ultan Dillane could miss the tour to Japan in June after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The 23-year-old Connacht player featured in Ireland's opening two Six Nations matches, in Scotland and Italy, but has been sidelined since.

Dillane has had a successful operation and now faces a race to be fit.

Ireland take on the USA on 10 June before Tests against Japan on 17 June and 24 June.

It is a trip where boss Joe Schmidt will be keen to test the depth of his squad.

"Ultan Dillane underwent successful surgery on his shoulder and will be unavailable for the remainder of the season," Connacht said on Tuesday.

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