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Horan cover ruled out

Published 22/10/2010 | 05:00

IRELAND have no immediate plans to replace Marcus Horan in their squad for the November Internationals, which kick off against South Africa on November 6, writes HUGH FARRELLY.

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The Munster loose-head faces four to six weeks on the sidelines after breaking a bone in his hand, but Ireland look set to stick with the five remaining props in their 34-man panel.

Cian Healy is the specialist loose-head in the squad, but Tom Court and Tony Buckley have both played in that position regularly and Mike Ross has experience there also, with John Hayes the specialist tight-head.

Hooker Jerry Flannery is due to see a specialist in Liverpool today after suffering a reoccurrence of his calf injury in last weekend's Heineken Cup victory over Toulon.

Irish Independent

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