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Kearney concern for Ireland ahead of Argentina clash

Posted by On November 06, 2018

Kearney concern for Ireland ahead of Argentina clash

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek rates Rob Kearney’s chances of playing against Argentina in this weekend’s clash at the Aviva Stadium as no better than ’50-50’.

Speaking to the media at Ireland’s training base at Carton House, Feek said that Kearney was the only injury doubt in head coach Joe Schmidt’s squad.

Kearney suffered a shoulder injury in Leinster's recent Pro14 win over Treviso and though he wasn’t in the 26-strong travelling party for last weekend’s win over Italy in Chicago, he was part of a group of 16 players being supervised back at base.

Scrum half Conor Murray will not feature against Argentina on Saturday, but Feek refused to rule him out of playing some part against world champions New Zealand at Lansdowne Road the following week.

An experimental Ireland side thrashed Italy in America and there is likely to be plenty of changes in the team to face Argentina, which will be named on Thursday.

The likes of Jonathan Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and James Ryan are expected to return, with Joey Carbery, James Porter and Quinn Roux dropping from the starting line-up.

If Kearney doesn’t recover from his injury in time Jordan Larmour, who starred against Italy, should get the nod at full-back.

With Murray out, either Kieran Marmion or Luke McGrath, who wore the number nine jersey the last day, are expected to start at scrum half.

Source: Google News Argentina | Netizen 24 Argentina

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