Friday , October 22 2021

Ireland v New Zealand: Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw have ruled out from autumn


Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray will be seen by the end of November

Ireland scrum – half Conor Murray and center Robbie Henshaw were excluded from the last two tests due to injury.

Munra with back defender Murray has a neck injury and has not played since the tour in Australia in June.

Leinster midfielder Henshaw defeated the hamstring problem on Saturday before his victory over Argentina in Dublin.

Ireland plays in New Zealand on Saturday, and a week later in the face in the United States.

The loss of the Lions duo is a big obstacle for Irish coach Joe Schmidt ahead of the long-awaited Aviva Stadium game against All Blacks.

New Zealand national team coach Steve Hansen said he was expecting Murray to play against All Blacks after his side won the victory at Twickenham over England.

Schmidt did not rule out the possibility of Murray appearing, but despite the sensational "halfway through his recovery", Ireland confirmed on Monday that he will not play any role in the last two games.

Luke McGrath took off as a scrum in the middle of Ireland's victory over Italy in Chicago on November 3, and Kieran Marmion was awarded the ninth jersey against Argentina.

Henshaw, who left most of this year's Six Nations campaign due to injury, did not leave for a match in Chicago and withdrew a few minutes before the Saturday win of 28-17 over Puma.

Ulster & # 39; s Will Addison was a late incarnation against Pumas, although Garry Ringrose is the favorite of Bundee Aki's partner in the middle of the pitch if he recovered after minor injuries that stopped him last Saturday.

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