Rugby

Henry to miss ANZAC double

2013-11-11 21:06
Chris Henry (Gallo Images)

Dublin - Chris Henry will miss Ireland's remaining November internationals against Australia and New Zealand after the flanker suffered a hamstring tear in last weekend's 40-9 win over Samoa in Dublin.

Leinster back-row Shane Jennings has been called into the squad as a replacement, Ireland team manager Michael Kearney said Monday, adding Ulster flank forward Henry was now expected to be out of action for up to six weeks.

Munster utility back Keith Earls remains sidelined with knee trouble and won't face the Wallabies while wing Tommy Bowe, a member of the British and Irish Lions side that won a three-match series 2-1 in Australia this year, is doubtful with a leg injury suffered against Samoa at Lansdowne Road

"Unfortunately Chris suffered a hamstring tear on Saturday and will miss the rest of the series, so Shane Jennings has been called in as a replacement," Kearney said.

But Kearney added that Lions fly-half Jonathan Sexton, who sat out the Samoa match with a hip problem, should be fit for another tilt at Australia.

"Jonny Sexton is expected to train fully and be available for selection, and otherwise everyone came through well."

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