Ireland hit with huge injury blow ahead of Six Nations showdown with Wales


Ireland are back in Guinness Six Nations action this weekend when they welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin for Round 3.

The men in green are two from two so far with maximum points thanks to wins over France in Marseille and Italy in Dublin in the opening rounds of the championship.

But it’s looking increasingly likely that Ireland will be without one of their key players this weekend with fullback Hugo Keenan a serious injury doubt.

Keenan suffered a knee injury in the win over Italy, and while he was present at Ireland training this morning, he once again sat out the session.

“Hugo has been such a massive part of this group since he first made his debut a few years ago, so it’s important that we give him the opportunity to prove his fitness, but we are really excited as well about the opportunities that might present if he doesn’t make it,” Ireland coach Simon Easterby said

“We feel really excited about what’s to come in and the opportunities that other guys will get to step up.”

In some positive news on the fitness front, Calean Doris looks set to be fit and ready for the weekend despite sitting out today’s session.

Who do you think should replace Keenan should he miss out?

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