Sat 24 Oct 2020 | 09:54

Massive blow as Ireland star ruled out of Six Nations finale

Massive blow as Ireland star ruled out of Six Nations finale
Sat 24 Oct 2020 | 09:54
Massive blow as Ireland star ruled out of Six Nations finale
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NEWS: Garry Ringrose has been ruled out of Ireland’s final Six Nations clash with France after breaking his jaw in a collision in the 50-17 bonus-point win over Italy on Saturday revealed head coach Andy Farrell.

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The 25-year-old centre is a pivotal figure in the Ireland team – he even stepped in to play scrumhalf when Conor Murray was sin-binned early in the match – and Farrell was distraught for him.

Ringrose was in prime form having captained Leinster to the Pro14 title last month.

“Garry Ringrose broke his jaw and I am gutted for him,” said Farrell at his post-match press conference.

“He has contributed so much in the past few days he is a big part of the reason why we got what we wanted out of today [Saturday].

“It is unfortunate as he came back so strong after his thumb injury and I think he will be out for four-six weeks.”

Ringrose missed Ireland’s Six Nations matches with Wales and England earlier this year – before the tournament was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic – due to the thumb injury.

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Robbie Henshaw came on for Ringrose in the first half and did his chances of starting in Paris no harm in a match which will see the Irish assure themselves of the title with a bonus-point victory.

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