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Leinster and Ireland sweat over Lowe scan


James Lowe. Photo: Sportsfile

James Lowe. Photo: Sportsfile

James Lowe. Photo: Sportsfile

Ireland and Leinster will be sweating over the results of James Lowe's adductor scan today.

The winger misses out on selection for Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup clash against Georgia with the injury. The extent of the problem will be determined tomorrow.

It's the last thing Andy Farrell wanted as he looks to get Lowe up to speed with international rugby.

Ireland are due to round off their campaign with a game, most likely against Scotland on Saturday week, and with the start of the Heineken Champions Cup just around the corner, Leinster also face a nervous wait.

To make matters worse, Leinster prop Ed Byrne has also been ruled out of this weekend's clash with the same calf issue that meant he pulled out of last week's defeat to England.

With Johnny Sexton (hamstring) and Robbie Henshaw (adductor) still on the injury list, Leo Cullen will be hoping that his players come through in the coming week.

Andrew Conway has also emerged as an injury concern, as the Munster winger picked up a hamstring "niggle" and hasn't been able to train in recent days.

Farrell has rung the changes for the Georgia game, with Shane Daly in line to make his international debut from the bench.

"Shane is the special one, isn't it? To be able to give someone the opportunity to make his debut off the bench for his country is a special moment for him and his family," Farrell said.

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