Henderson's return 'like having a new player in the squad'

Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy says the return of Iain Henderson for Sunday's Six Nations trip to Italy is "a big plus".

Fit-again Henderson is poised to make his first appearance in this year's competition having returned to action after a finger injury.

Ireland back row Jack Conan also welcomed the Ulster lock as Joe Schmidt's team go in search of their second Six Nations win this year.