Tuesday 20 February 2018

Jordi Murphy and Sean Reidy called up to Ireland squad after injuries rule out back row duo

29 September 2017; Jordi Murphy of Leinster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 5 match between Leinster and Edinburgh at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
29 September 2017; Jordi Murphy of Leinster during the Guinness PRO14 Round 5 match between Leinster and Edinburgh at the RDS Arena in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Leinster flanker Jordi Murphy and Ulster back row Sean Reidy have been called into the Ireland squad ahead of this weekend's game against Fiji.

Ireland got their November series off to a winning start on Saturday after comprehensively seeing off the Springboks 38-3, and thoughts now turn towards Fiji, with Joe Schmidt expected to make wholesale changes to his team.

Two players who definitely won't be involved this Saturday are flankers Tommy O'Donnell and Dan Leavy, who have both been ruled out through injury.

As a result, Murphy, who played for the Barbarians against Tonga last Friday night at Thomond Park, and Reidy have joined up with the Ireland squad.

The IRFU also confirmed in their injury update that Keith Earls has returned to Munster to rehab his hamstring injury, while provincial team-mate John Ryan has also returned to Limerick, with the tighthead prop suffering a calf injury against South Africa.

Peter O'Mahony required a number of stitches to his ear following the game.

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