Joe Schmidt's Injury Headaches Worsen Ahead Of Scotland Game

Joe Schmidt's Injury Headaches Worsen Ahead Of Scotland Game

Garry Ringrose and Devin Toner have both been ruled out of this weekend's Guinness Six Nations game against Scotland.

Toner was substituted after 57 minutes against England at the weekend after aggravating an ankle injury. Ringrose, who played 71 minutes in that defeat to England, has a tight hamstring.

There is better news about Keith Earls who was taken off at half-time against England. The winger had a hip pointer problem but trained today.

CJ Stander had already been ruled out for four weeks and will miss the games against Scotland and Italy.


Munster second row Billy Holland was called up to the Ireland squad on Monday.

Toner's absence means it is likely we will see a second row combination of James Ryan and Quinn Roux on Saturday. Tadhg Beirne and Iain Henderson are also unavailable due to injury. Ultan Dillane is the other second option in the squad.

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