Cape Town - Ireland fullback Jared Payne has emerged as an
injury doubt for Saturday’s series decider against the Springboks in Port
According to the Irish Independent, Payne sat out training
in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.
He didn't finish Saturday's 32-26 defeat to South Africa in Johannesburg and
Ireland have described his apparent injury as "cramp".
Scrum coach Greg Feek confirmed that "a couple" of
players didn't train as Ireland manage the squad's load for their final game of
Tiernan O'Halloran could make his first start for Ireland if
Payne does not recover in time.
Ireland earlier this week also received a blow when centre
Robbie Henshaw was ruled out.
Henshaw injured his knee in last Saturday’s second Test and
will be operated on.
Ireland will name their team on Thursday, with the series is
currently locked at 1-1.