Irelands Rob Kearney doubtful for World Cup opener

Ross Houston
September 19, 2019

Ireland will be without Robbie Henshaw after he suffered a hamstring injury but he'll remain with the squad despite fears that his World Cup was over before it started.

The Belfast Telegraph understands that the full-back is struggling with an injury and could miss out on this weekend's clash. The fixtures are favourable in that Joe Schmidt's side will face their toughest tests in the first two games, meaning plenty of opportunity for recovery before a potential quarter final against South Africa or New Zealand.

"Day by day, week by week things can improve so we're just taking it like that".


"Potentially there had been an over-reliance on one or two great players, world-class players, to produce something magical and if that didn't happen, we were under pressure", said the Ulster hooker. "Obviously, for himself it's probably a bit of a blow", said Carty. "I don't want to guess until we get the scan". "We've put together a really good plan and even if you look at the players that are fit and healthy coming into this tournament, we're confident that we have periodised it very well to allow the guys to be performing at their best".

Given their insights into the complex question of national identity, Rhys modified into as soon as requested to provide an belief on Bundee Aki whose space in the squad has reach under scrutiny because he's one among three gamers who qualifies under World Rugby's residency licensed pointers.

Rhys represented Wales and Ireland at underage level, while both captained the Irish teams at U-20 World Cups.


"I don't think anyone could argue with it", he said.

"Robbie last week, you can see the energy he brought, especially in defence".

"I mediate all americans in the neighborhood is hugely proud and there is an mountainous responsibility related with that jersey". I expect Jacob Stockdale to have a massive game.


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