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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.
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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.

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