Ireland’s injury concerns have deepened as back-row Chris Henry has been ruled out for around four weeks. Following an MRI scan Monday, it was confirmed to the Ireland medical team that Henry suffered a cartilage tear to his right knee while playing last Friday. The injury will require surgery and will rule him out of playing for approximately four weeks.
Munster back row Tommy O’Donnell has been called into the squad as cover for this week after making an appearance for the O2 Ireland Wolfhounds at the end of January.
Connacht centre Dave McSharry is also unavailable this week as he is still suffering from a niggling groin injury and so Ian Madigan has been called into the Irish camp.
Ireland Squad (30):