Sexton and Henshaw ruled out of England v Ireland

Tanya Simon
November 18, 2020

Winger Andrew Conway and flanker Josh Van Der Flier - who started the win over Wayne Pivac's men - drop out of the squad completely.

Bundee Aki partners Chris Farrell in the centre with Robbie Henshaw out injured, while Farrell has resisted the urge to partner Byrne with the more experienced Murray and has backed Gibson-Park for his second start.

Morel added that it was too soon to know whether Fiji would be able to play Italy. So there's always a little bit of fear, but there's also a lot of excitement. He's a fella who will have his week planned out to get better and he's constantly adapting and looking to lead through his actions.

Ryan insists that he won't allow the extra responsibility to be a burden on him this week, as he looks to rise to what is a big challenge.

Rob Herring is on the bench ahead of Dave Heffernan, while Billy Burns again covers the out-half slot.

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Both players limped off during their campaign opener against Wales this past weekend and, on Monday, it was confirmed that the duo will not be fit in time to face England this Saturday.

Hugo Keenan continues at fullback with James Lowe and Keith Earls on the wings. They will pack down behind the unchanged front row of Cian Healy, Ronan Kelleher and Andrew Porter.

"The Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has had a scan on the hamstring that forced his removal from the game on Friday night and has been ruled out of this week's fixture against England", read an Irish Rugby Football Union statement.

Scotland led 7-6 but it was brief.

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