Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson are ruled out of England clash
Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson are ruled out of Ireland’s Grand Slam clash with England in Dublin this weekend as they look to hold off France in hunt for Six Nations triumph
- Ireland beat Scotland on Sunday to stay on track for Grand Slam crown this year
- Andy Farrell’s preparations for the visit of England were dealt a blow however
- Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson will be out for the clash at the Aviva
Ireland’s preparations for their Grand Slam game against England were dealt a blow as Garry Ringrose and Iain Henderson were ruled out.
Both players were casualties of Ireland’s victory over Scotland in Edinburgh, where Ireland lost five players to injury during the course of the match.
Centre Ringrose is out with a head injury that left him knocked out, while lock Henderson is undergoing surgery on a broken arm.
Robbie Henshaw and Ryan Baird are front-runners to replace the experienced pair in Ireland’s starting CV.
Garry Ringrose has been ruled out of Ireland’s Six Nations clash with England at the weekend
Lock Iain Henderson has also been ruled out as Andy Farrell’s side chase a Grand Slam crown
Farrell will be hoping his side can cope without the influence of two of their stars as they look to hold off France to claim Grand Slam
Hookers Dan Sheehan and Ronan Kelleher, as well as back-row Caelen Doris, have all been called back into camp and will be monitored ahead of the fixture at the Aviva Stadium.
Head coach Farrell said on Sunday: ‘We’ll go again, we’ll have a good squad. If we get any more injuries in the week we might have to have a look at Old Belvedere under-12s.
‘We’ll lick our wounds and go again. England will be dangerous, but it’ll be one hell of a weekend on St Patrick’s Day.’
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