Furlong selected on 40-man Ireland rugby squad
Campile's Tadhg Furlong has been included in the Ireland 40-man squad for their opening Six Nations games with Scotland and Italy.
Furlong's career has taken a dramatic leap this season, following his inclusion on the Irish team for that historic victory over New Zealand in Chicago on the back of a string of hugely impressive outings with Leinster.
He was also a part of the success over Australia, and subsequent loss to New Zealand in the home autumn internationals.
Furlong has also become first choice tight head for Leo Cullen's Leinster team, which has qualified for the European Champions Cup quarter-finals. They played a draw away to Castres on Friday.
While much will depend on the Six Nations campaign, Furlong has emerged as a front runner for the Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer should he remain free of injury.