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Ireland set for Launceston return

Scott Ireland
Ireland has recovered from his broken leg to return to the Launceston side

Launceston have welcomed fly-half Scott Ireland back to training following his recovery from the broken leg he suffered last season.

Ireland, 27, was injured during the home defeat by Coventry in March.

Cornish All Blacks joint head coach Jon Hill said: "It's a massive boost to have him back and at quite a timely part of the season.

"We saw last year that he's a quality performer with bags of gas and a lot of vision," he added.

New Zealander Ireland said: "It'll take a few days to settle in but it's a good challenge.

"It's about six months now since I broke my leg. It hasn't been as quick as I thought but it's still well within the extended periods that the surgeon gave me.

"I'll play wherever the coach wants me. I played a lot of 10 last year and I had planned to get a bit of 15 under my belt and I think Hilly plans to give me some 15 but I'm happy to fit in wherever in the back line."

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