Rugby – Ireland vs New Zealand: Robbie Henshaw & Conor Murray Ruled Out

Robbie Henshaw

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray and focus Robbie Henshaw have been managed out of the last two pre-winter Tests as a result of their respective injuries.

Munster half-back Murray has neck damage and has not played since the voyage through Australia in June.

Leinster midfielder Henshaw tottered off with a hamstring issue in the warm-up before the triumph over Argentina in Dublin on Saturday.

Ireland play New Zealand on Saturday and after seven days confront United States.

The loss of the Lions couple is an impressive misfortune for Irish mentor Joe Schmidt before the excitedly foreseen Aviva Stadium match against the All Blacks.

New Zealand mentor Steve Hansen said he anticipated that Murray would play against the All Blacks after his side secured a Twickenham triumph over England.

Schmidt had not discounted the likelihood of Murray including but rather regardless of the scrum-half “accelerating through his recovery”, Ireland affirmed on Monday he will have no influence in the last two recreations.

Luke McGrath began as scrum-half in Ireland’s prevail upon Italy in Chicago on 3 November, while Kieran Marmion was given the nine shirt against Argentina.

Henshaw, who missed a lot of the current year’s Six Nations battle as a result of damage, did not go for the Chicago coordinate and pulled back minutes previously Saturday’s 28-17 prevail upon the Pumas.

Ulster’s Will Addison was a late incorporation against the Pumas despite the fact that Garry Ringrose is most loved to accomplice Bundee Aki in midfield should he recuperate from the minor damage that kept him out last Saturday.

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