Munster hooker Damien Varley and the Killaloe/Ballina Gospel Choir have released a new single in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

The 28-year-old, who has previously demonstrated his singing skills while on tour with Ireland, performed the new single, a cover of “Lean On Me”, with the Choir on this weekend’s The Saturday Night Show.

Speaking to host Brendan O'Connor afterwards, Varley said: “It’s a great cause. Two years ago, Carmel Doolan approached me and told me they were planning doing a CD for breast cancer and asked if I would be interested in getting involved.

"A few months later we spoke on the phone and I told her that I thought 'Lean On Me' would be a great song."

Varley added: "It’s very poignant and a good message for the CD. We recorded it just over a year ago and we are launching it now. It is available on iTunes and the Irish Cancer Society website. You never know, it will hopefully be a Christmas number one!"

Varley, who has played over 100 times for Munster and revealed he has always been interested in music and acting, also treated the audience to a performance of ‘Nancy Spain’ during the show.