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ACL damage rules Jordi Murphy out for up to 9 months as 6 players join Ireland squad

The Leinster flanker injured his knee in Saturday’s historic victory over the All Blacks.

Murphy goes down injured during Saturday's game.
Murphy goes down injured during Saturday's game.

IRELAND WILL BE without Jordi Murphy for between six and nine months after it was confirmed today that he has suffered ACL damage.

The Leinster flanker was forced off the pitch with an injury to his left knee during Saturday’s win over New Zealand in Chicago — Ireland’s first in 111 years.

While Murphy will play no part in this weekend’s test with Canada at the Aviva Stadium, six players have been called up to extend the squad to 39-strong.

Munster trio Dave Kilcoyne, Jack O’Donoghue and Darren Sweetnam as well as Connacht pair Niyi Adeolokun, Tiernan O’Halloran and Dan Leavy all joined up with the group at Carton House today.

Ireland squad v Canada

Niyi Adeolukun (Connacht)*
Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) Captain
Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster)
Sean Cronin (St Mary’s College/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Galway Corinthians/Connacht)
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Tadgh Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
Craig Gilroy (Bangor/Ulster)
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vc
Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster)
Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster)*
Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Luke Marshall (Ballymena/Ulster)
Jack McGrath (St Mary’s College/Leinster)
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)*
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Sean O’Brien (UCD/Leinster)
Jack O’Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster)*
Tiernan O’Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)*
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys/Leinster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)*
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)
Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)

*denotes uncapped player

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