Kieran Marmion

  • Connacht scum half Kieran Marmion is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

    The 26 year old requires surgery on an ankle injury and will be unavailable for selection until February.

    Marmion was injured during Ireland's November Test against Argentina, but still started Saturday's historic win over the All Blacks.

    He will sit out his Province's European Challenge Cup games against Perpignan, Sale and Bordeaux and the Christmas Inter Provincials, but could be fit for the start of the Six Nations. 

  • Scrum-half Kieran Marmion is set to miss Connacht's opening game in the European Challenge Cup.

    The Ireland international suffered an ankle injury in last Friday night's win at Ulster which will sideline him for their clash with Bordeaux at the Sportsground this weekend.

    Defence coach Peter Wilkins says the problem is not as bad as initially feared and he expects Marmion to back in time for Ireland's test matches next month.