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Robbie Henshaw set to miss Ireland's World Cup opener with injury

Joe Schmidt will name his team at 2pm this afternoon.

ROBBIE HENSHAW IS set to be absent for Ireland in their opening World Cup pool game against Canada on Saturday at the Millennium Stadium.

Robbie Henshaw Henshaw is carrying an as yet unknown injury. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

The Connacht centre looks likely to miss out on selection due to an as-yet-unknown injury, although Ireland are hopeful that the issue will not cause the 22-year-old to be ruled out of the remainder of the group stages.

It’s understood that Luke Fitzgerald will be named in Ireland’s midfield alongside Jared Payne for Saturday’s clash with the Canadians.

Head coach Joe Schmidt will name his Ireland XV at 2pm in Cardiff today, and it is expected to be full-strength barring any players currently carrying niggles. Iain Henderson may get a start in the second row with captain Paul O’Connell, although the rest of the pack will be along expected lines.

Ireland trained in Cardiff this morning, having arrived in Wales yesterday evening.

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