Ireland Provide Fitness Updates On Rob Kearney, Garry Ringrose & Kieran Marmion

On track.

Rob Kearney, Garry Ringrose and Kieran Marmion all trained with Ireland today and are on course to be fit in time for this weekend’s mammoth clash with world champions the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

Kearney is yet to feature for Ireland this month after damaging his shoulder while playing for Leinster last month. Ringrose missed the win over Argentina, while Marmion rolled his ankle in the same game. But all three trained in Carton House this morning.

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“Everyone’s took the field and some of the lads are progressing well,” Defence coach Andy Farrell said.

“They all trained, full session. We’ll take stock of that over the next 24 hours but [they’re] on the right track.

“Ringrose trained and trained well and got another week under his belt.”

Ireland will definitely be without Sean O’Brien, Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray for the game, but having Marmion, Kearney and Ringrose available will no doubt soften the blow. Having Kearney’s experience will be huge Farrell added.

“Anyone would be happy to have Rob Kearney in the squad,” Farrell continued.

“The experience alone of what he has been through and obviously the experience of playing against New Zealand before, he’s key to any squad.”