Sunday 21 October 2018

Cian Healy gets green light to face England in St Patrick's Day Grand Slam showdown

Cian Healy of Ireland is tackled by Huw Jones, left, and Greig Laidlaw of Scotland
Cian Healy of Ireland is tackled by Huw Jones, left, and Greig Laidlaw of Scotland

Ireland prop Cian Healy is fit for Saturday's NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam clash with England at Twickenham, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced.

The Leinster player appeared unsteady on his feet after a heavy clash in Ireland's 28-8 win over Scotland on Saturday that sealed a third Six Nations title in five years.

An IRFU statement on Monday read: "Cian Healy suffered a stinger-like injury to the shoulder/trapezius area.

"He experienced some discomfort on the field and received the appropriate treatment. Cian will train fully this week."

Ireland can secure just their third ever Grand Slam with victory over Eddie Jones' England in London this weekend.

The IRFU statement continued: "There are the usual bumps and bruises that occur following a Test match, but the full squad of 36 players are available for selection this week."

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