Irish assess D'Arcy, O'Connell injuries

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:00
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Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy and lock Paul O'Connell have hamstring injuries ahead of their World Cup Pool C encounter with Russia on Sunday.

Ireland centre Gordon D'Arcy and lock Paul O'Connell have hamstring injuries ahead of their World Cup Pool C encounter with Russia on Sunday.

D'Arcy and O'Connell had scans Monday to determine the extent of hamstring injuries picked up during the 15-6 upset over Australia at Eden Park at the weekend, a team spokesman said.

Both players will be monitored and they have yet to be ruled out for selection for the Russia game in Rotorua, the spokesman said.

The Irish team will be announced on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Ireland squad is spending some downtime in the resort town of Taupo, south of Auckland.

"With a bit of a longer turnaround this week then we had for the Australia game, it's great to be able to have that extra day to let the bumps and bruises settle before we hit the training pitch again," Irish lock Donncha O'Callaghan said on Monday.

"There was an incredible buzz around the lads when we were setting off from Auckland to come down to Taupo.

"Our goal has always been to qualify from our pool and just because we had a big win on Saturday, it guarantees us nothing.

"We have two games left against two teams who will challenge us physically across the park, so we want to get ourselves right for that.

"We worked really hard last week with the coaches both on and off the pitch to get things right.

"But the challenge is now to keep the standards of our preparations up this week to reach the Russia game in as good a shape as possible."

AFP

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England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
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Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
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Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
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Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Team P W D L Pts
Australia 4 4 0 0 17
Wales 4 3 0 1 13
England 4 2 0 2 11
Fiji 4 1 0 3 5
Uruguay 4 0 0 4 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa 4 3 0 1 16
Scotland 4 3 0 1 14
Japan 4 3 0 1 12
Samoa 4 1 0 3 6
United States 4 0 0 4 0
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Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 19
Argentina 4 3 0 1 15
Georgia 4 2 0 2 8
Tonga 4 1 0 3 6
Namibia 4 0 0 4 1
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 4 4 0 0 18
France 4 3 0 1 14
Italy 4 2 0 2 10
Romania 4 1 0 3 4
Canada 4 0 0 4 2
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