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Marty Moore will miss the 6 Nations with hamstring injury

The Leinster prop picked up the knock at the weekend.

Marty Moore is helped off the field at the weekend.
Marty Moore is helped off the field at the weekend.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

LEINSTER HAVE CONFIRMED that Marty Moore will miss Ireland’s 6 Nations campaign with a hamstring tear.

The 24-year old, who missed the World Cup with a broken metatarsal, returned to action with the province in October and has featured more than a dozen times since.

However, he was forced off with a leg injury after 62 minutes of his side’s heavy defeat to Wasps at the weekend.

This morning it was revealed that the tight-head — who may still leave the province at the end of the season — picked up a grade 2 tear and is expected to be out for between six to eight weeks meaning he will miss Ireland’s 6 Nations campaign.

He had been expected to act as understudy to Mike Ross during Ireland’s bid to win three titles in a row. Ross is expected to miss the opening two games with a hamstring injury of his own.

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