Marshall set for first Ireland appearance for a year

Luke Marshall's last appearance for Ireland came on the tour of Argentina almost a year ago. Picture: INPHO.
Luke Marshall's last appearance for Ireland came on the tour of Argentina almost a year ago. Picture: INPHO.

Luke Marshall is relishing his return from the international rugby wilderness tonight (Thursday).

The Ulster centre has been named in Ireland coach Joe Schmidt’s experimental line-up for the game against the Barbarians at Thomond Park (7.45pm).

Ballymena man Marshall last pulled on the green jersey in June last year of the summer tour to Argentina.

The Ulster player has not played rugby since the end of February following a five-match ban after a citing complaint against him was upheld by an independent disciplinary panel.