Friday 22 February 2019

Robbie Henshaw OUT of Ireland's World Cup opener against Canada

Ireland's Robbie Henshaw will miss the clash with Canada
Ireland's Robbie Henshaw will miss the clash with Canada
Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out of Ireland's World Cup opener against Canada on Saturday.

While Henshaw was expected to start for Joe Schmidt's men, Independent.ie understands he picked up a slight hamstring twinge in training and will sit this one out as a precautionary measure.

Luke Fitzgerald is favourite to partner Jared Payne in the centre for Saturday's Cardiff clash when Joe Schmidt announces his 15 at 2pm today.

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