The latest on Ireland as one key player likely to miss quarter final with New Zealand


Ireland trained this morning ahead of Saturday’s crucial quarter-final meeting with the All Blacks in Paris as they continue to recover from the Scotland game.

James Lowe, Keith Earls and Robbie Henshaw all took part in the session but Mack Hansen watched on as he continues to recover from a calf injury sustained not long after returning from his HIA on Saturday.

James Ryan was not seen at the session with Murray Kinsella reporting that he has flown back to Ireland to see on a specialist on the wrist injury he sustained against Scotland.

Andy Farrell will name his matchday squad for the quarter-final on Wednesday afternoon, a day earlier than usual.

At this stage it’s looking like Hansen is 50/50 but Ryan will likely not be back in time, with Iain Henderson likely to partner Tadhg Beirne in the second-row and Ryan Baird or Joe McCarthy on the bench.

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