Double blow for Ireland ahead of England clash
NEWS: Ireland will be without some big names for their Nations Cup clash on Saturday at Twickenham.
Captain and flyhalf Johnny Sexton has had a scan on the hamstring that forced his removal from his team’s game against Wales on Friday and has been ruled out of this week’s fixture against England.
In another blow, centre Robbie Henshaw picked up an adductor strain and is also ruled out of this week’s game.
Ireland won Friday’s match 32-9.
Meanwhile, Billy Burns was removed from the field of play against Wales for a HIA and will follow the return to play protocols.
Jacob Stockdale will continue his calf rehab in camp with a view to training later in the week.
Iain Henderson will return to training on Monday and Shane Daly is back training fully this week.