Kieran Treadwell rewarded for keeping the faith during international hiatus

Ireland’s depth chart has been questioned in some positions but the secondrow is looking pretty healthy. Both James Ryan and Ryan Baird were ruled out of this game yet Ireland could still re-unite Tadhg Beirne and Iain Henderson while affording Kieran Treadwell the final quarter.
At 26 and almost two metres tall (6’ 6”) and 115kg, Treadwell is an interesting addition, or re-addition, to the stock of locks. For a big man who can scrum on the right hand side of the secondrow, Treadwell is athletic and quick.
After bridging a gap of over four years when winning his fourth cap with a try-scoring appearance off the bench against Italy, Treadwell was afforded pretty much the final 20 minutes again on Saturday.