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The aftermath of Ireland's costly victory

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ireland squad flew back to Dublin on Sunday and the focus is on recovery after a physically tough Test match against Scotland in Murrayfield.


Garry Ringrose has returned to Dublin. He will take no further part in this year’s Championship after he sustained a head knock during Ireland’s 22-7 win over Scotland on Sunday.

Iain Henderson is due to undergo surgery on Monday on a fractured forearm sustained in the first half of Sunday’s game. The uncapped Ross Molony is added to the squad to provide additional second row cover.

Both Dan Sheehan and Ronan Kelleher sustained shoulder injuries against Scotland and both will be managed in camp this week. Ulster’s Tom Stewart has been brought in as cover. Caelan Doris’ hip complaint will also be managed in camp this week.

Ireland will take on England on Saturday in Dublin for the chance to claim the title, the triple crown and a fourth Six Nations Championship Grand Slam title.

Johnny Sexton equalled Ronan O’Gara’s Six Nations Championship all-time points scorer record (557 points) against Scotland and can become the outright top points scorer against England this weekend.

Ireland 35-man squad:

Bundee Aki, Ryan Baird, Ross Byrne, Craig Casey, Jack Conan, Gavin Coombes, Jack Crowley, Ciaran Frawley, Tadhg Furlong, Caelan Doris, Jamison Gibson-Park, Mack Hansen, Cian Healy, Robbie Henshaw, Rob Herring, Hugo Keenan, Ronan Kelleher, Dave Kilcoyne, Jordan Larmour, James Lowe, Stuart McCloskey, Ross Molony, Conor Murray, Jimmy O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Tom O’Toole, Andrew Porter, Cian Prendergast, James Ryan, Roman Salanoa, Johnny Sexton (captain), Dan Sheehan, Tom Stewart, Jacob Stockdale, Nick Timoney, Kieran Treadwell, Josh van der Flier

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