Ireland’s Dave Kilcoyne will miss the Six Nations, according to his club Munster due to a shoulder injury. His absence will be six months. Rugby fans worldwide are called to book Six Nations 2024 tickets from our online platform ticketing. co. Rugby fans can book Ireland Six Nations Tickets on our website at exclusively discounted prices.

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The prop, who has 56 caps for his country, adds his name to Munster’s expanding injury list. On January 13, Munster will play Toulon in the penultimate game of the group stage. Munster and Ireland prop Dave Kilcoyne had surgery on his shoulder, which will keep him out of the Investec Champions Cup for the rest of the competition and the upcoming Six Nations.

During a 9-3 United Rugby Championship defeat to opponents Leinster, the 35-year-old took a knock, and Munster said he will miss at least six months of action. On February 2, Ireland’s first opponent will be France, the current champions following their Grand Slam victory in 2023. He participated in four World Cup games last year as a substitute player.

Absence from Investec Champions Cup

Kilcoyne’s injury absence, which was disclosed in a Munster squad medical bulletin, raises more concerns about his fitness in front of the Investec Champions Cup encounter against Toulon the following week.

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Due to foot and Achilles issues, second-row players Edwin Edogbo and Diarmuid Barron also need surgery. Jack O’Donoghue needs a diagnostic on a knee injury he sustained during Munster’s New Year’s Day loss to Connacht.

The long list of injured players for Munster, led by head coach Graham Rowntree, includes South African World Cup champions Jean Kleyn and RG Snyman, Joey Carbery, and Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony. Following head injuries, Eoghan Clarke and Oli Jager are following their return-to-play protocols.

Playing Millstones in Ireland

During the 2012 Autumn Tests, Kilcoyne made his debut for Ireland by taking Cian Healy’s place in the match against South Africa. In November 2012, he was awarded a second cap while against Argentina. Kilcoyne, who made his debut in February 2013, was included in Ireland’s training group for the 2013 Six Nations Championship. He had performances in Italy, Scotland, and England.

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Kilcoyne joined the team for the 2013 North American tour and made his debut for Ireland in that same year. In the match against the United States, he started and against Canada, he came off the bench. Kilcoyne was part of both the 2014 visit to Argentina and the 2014 Six Nations Championship match. In the 2014 Guinness Series, he also got started.

Irish rugby union player Kilcoyne made an appearance in the 2015 Rugby World Cup practice squad. Despite making his debut in the matches versus Wales and Scotland. He was not included in the final 31-man roster. He was added to the elite Ireland rugby union international squad for the 2016 finals in December.

A vital role in two games of Six Nations

Kilcoyne was included in the Ireland team for the first two games of the 2017 Six Nations Championship on January 23, 2017. Kilcoyne was named to the Ireland team for the last two Six Nations Championship rounds on March 2, 2017. Rugby fans can book England vs Ireland Tickets on our website at exclusively discounted prices.

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He was also part of the team for the 2017 Summer Tour. It included matches against Japan and the United States. He started all three tests from the bench. During the 2017 Autumn Internationals, he came off the bench in Ireland’s victories over Argentina and South Africa.

Kilcoyne played in the warm-up match versus Wales before being named in the 31-man Ireland roster for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Kilcoyne played a supporting role in Ireland’s opening 27-3 victory over Scotland. Their shocking 19-12 loss to the host Japan. Their starting position in the 35-0 victory over Russia.

Ireland’s victory over Samoa

Their subsequent appearance on the bench in Ireland’s 47-5 victory over Samoa in their final pool match as well as in the decisive 46-14 loss against New Zealand in the quarterfinals. It marked the end of Ireland’s World Cup 2019 campaign. Before the tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kilcoyne was an alternate in Ireland’s 19–12 victory against Scotland in 2020.

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 their 24–14 triumph versus the defending champions, Wales, on February 8, and their 24–12 loss against England. Andy Farrell, the new head coach, kept Kilcoyne on the squad for the 2020 Six Nations Tournament. After missing the Autumn Nations Cup due to injury, Kilcoyne got back to Ireland duty for the 2021 Six Nations Championship.

He started the team’s opening 21-16 away loss to Wales and went on to start the team’s 48-10 away victory against Italy, and 27-24 away victory against Scotland. Kilcoyne then took the number one jersey away from Cian Healy and started the team’s 32-18 victory against England in the final round. Nevertheless, an injury led him to leave the field early.

Ireland Vs Italy

In the July rugby union tests of 2021, Kilcoyne debuted in both Ireland’s 39–31 triumph over Japan and their 71–10 victory over the US. Kilcoyne made his debut in the 2022 Six Nations Championship on February 27, when Ireland defeated Italy 57–6 at home. Later, on March 12, when Ireland defeated England 32–15 on the road, and on March 19.

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They defeated Scotland 26–5, at home, to clinch the Triple Crown. He came off the bench. Kilcoyne was named to the Ireland A panel that was called up to the senior Ireland team during the 2022–23 United Rugby Championship round 7. Kilcoyne played as a substitute in Ireland A’s 47–19 loss to the All Blacks XV on November 4, 2022.

 After Cian Healy had to withdraw from the game due to injury just before kickoff. Kilcoyne was moved up to the bench for Ireland’s first 2023 Six Nations Championship match against Wales on February 4. Ireland won 34–10 on the road. With Andrew Porter being replaced in the second half. In Kilcoyne, who started on the bench and earned his 50th cap during Ireland’s 32-19 victory in the second half.

On February 25, he was again used as a substitute in the team’s 34–20 triumph over Italy in the third round. Healy fell ineligible for the February 11 round two match against France. Ireland ultimately came out victorious in the Grand Slam.

Kilcoyne debut in RWC

On August 5, Kilcoyne made his debut for Ireland in their first Rugby World Cup warm-up game versus Italy. They won 33–17, and Kilcoyne scored a try. Due to an injury, he was unable to participate in the rest of Ireland’s warm-up matches. Nevertheless, he was part of the 33-man Ireland team for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Kilcoyne’s injury prevented him from playing in Ireland’s first-round match of the tournament. However, he made a comeback to play in Ireland’s 59–16 victory over Tonga in their second pool match on September 16. They also won 13–8 against South Africa on September 23, 36–14 against Scotland on October 7, and 28–24 against New Zealand in the quarterfinals on October 14.

Kilcoyne as a Munster’s Player

Kilcoyne made his debut in the British and Irish Cup in December 2011, scoring a try in the Munster A v Leinster A semi-final. He made his Heineken Cup debut in October 2012, scoring his first try in March 2013. Kilcoyne started all of Munster’s remaining pool matches except for an away match due to illness. In the 2013-14 Heineken Cup.

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He started games against Edinburgh, Gloucester, Perpignan, and Perpignan, scoring a try against Toulouse and starting matches against Toulon. In 2018, Kilcoyne earned his 150th Munster cap, scoring a try in a 39-22 victory. He signed a three-year contract extension in 2020 and earned his 200th cap in February 2022. However, he suffered a neck injury and had surgery in April.

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