Ireland squad update: One ruled out and two fit to play - Ruck

Ireland squad update: One ruled out and two fit to play

  • Ireland squad update ahead of Six Nations finale against England
  • Tommy Bowe has a suspected leg fracture
  • Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton will be fit to play
Fly-half Johnny Sexton and scrum-half Conor Murray will be fit to play against England in Ireland’s Six Nations finale in Dublin on Saturday.

“Conor was fine today,” said Irish team manager Paul Dean.


“A stinger injury is peculiar. It’s a numbness that happens on the pitch. Iain Henderson had a bad one against France and recovered very, very quickly.

“With Conor, he’s such a very, very good player, we gave Conor as much opportunity as we could to recover from the stinger but as you all saw, he didn’t recover completely and we had to take him off but he’s fine.

“Johnny underwent a precautionary HIA at the weekend. Concussion has been ruled out and he is available for selection. Jonathan went through all of the concussion tests one, two and three and he’s okay. So he is completely clear

“Tommy Bowe has a suspected fracture of his left leg. He’s back in Ulster and will see a specialist today. Fergus McFadden is back in the squad and he replaces Tommy Bowe.”

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