This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 13 °C Monday 18 June, 2018
Advertisement

O'Donnell and Leavy ruled out of Ireland's clash with Fiji

John Ryan and Keith Earls have returned to Munster for treatment, but Jordi Murphy and Sean Reidy are the sole call-ups to Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Jordi Murphy lined out for the Barbarians against Tonga on Friday.
Jordi Murphy lined out for the Barbarians against Tonga on Friday.
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

FLANKERS TOMMY O’DONNELL and Dan Leavy have been ruled out of Ireland’s second November Test clash with Fiji, leading to call-ups for Jordi Murphy and Sean Reidy.

Leavy and O’Donnell were both marked injured last Tuesday with respective hamstring and shoulder complaints keeping them out of Saturday’s 38 – 3 win over South Africa.

Tighthead John Ryan has joined Keith Earls in heading for treatment with Munster, the prop picked up a calf injury in the record victory over the Springboks. However, there will be no front row replacement called in, leaving Andrew Porter and Tadhg Furlong as the only tightheads listed in Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Peter O’Mahony, who was the first man called ashore on Saturday evening, received stitches to his ear after suffering a cut during the match.

Jack Conan, who sat out some of Ireland’s training sessions last week with a ‘heavy workload’, has returned to full training.


Source: The42 Podcasts/SoundCloud

Opening win ‘a huge relief’ but Schmidt and Ireland refocus on building further

Schmidt: ‘Ian McKinley is a great kid and no-one deserves it more than him’

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Sean Farrell

Read next:

COMMENTS (20)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel