Gary Ringrose and Iain Henderson will not play against England confirms the IRFU

Gary Ringrose and Iain Henderson will not play against England confirms the IRFU

IRELAND'S DUO OF GARY RINGROSE AND IAIN HENDERSON will not make Ireland's crunch Grand Slam decider against England next weekend.  

Leinster centre Ringrose suffered a brain injury during the 22-7 win over Scotland and had to be taken off on a stretcher in the game.  

Ireland and the team have returned to Dublin to prepare for the England game, but unfortunately for Ringrose he will not be able to take part in the rest of this year's Championship. 

Henderson sustained a fractured forearm during the first half of the game and will undergo surgery today. As a result, the uncapped Ross Molony has been added to the squad to provide added second-row cover.

Front row pair Dan Sheehan and Ronan Kelleher also came off in the game and are being managed in the Irish camp this week.

Ulster’s Tom Stewart has been brought in as cover.

Caelan Doris has a hip problem and will be assessed further throughout the week

Despite these setbacks, Ireland is gearing up to face England on Saturday at the sold-out Aviva Stadium, with a chance to claim the Championship title, the triple crown, and a fourth Men's Six Nations Championship Grand Slam title. Johnny Sexton equalled Ronan O’Gara’s Six Nations Championship all-time points scorer record (557 points) against Scotland and can break the record against England this Saturday.

Ireland's final Six nations game will be on VIRGIN and ITV television and RTE and BBCNI radio.

Ireland Squad Round 5 – 2023 Guinness Six Nations Championships

Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 45 caps
Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 10 caps
Ross Byrne (Leinster/UCD) 18 caps
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 10 caps
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 37 caps
Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster) 2 caps
Jack Crowley (Munster/Cork Constitution) 3 caps
Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/UCD) *
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 64 caps
Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 27 caps
Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 24 caps
Mack Hansen (Connacht/Corinthians) 13 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 122 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 61 caps
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 33 caps
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 29 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 21 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 51 caps
Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Marys College) 30 caps
James Lowe (Leinster) 19 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 12 caps
Ross Molony (Leinster/UCD) *
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 104 caps
Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster/Naas) 4 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 93 caps
Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 8 caps
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 52 caps
Cian Prendergast (Connacht/Corinthians) 1 cap
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 52 caps
Roman Salanoa (Munster/Shannon) *
Johnny Sexton (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 112 caps (c)
Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 16 caps
Tom Stewart (Ulster/Ballynahinch) *
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster/Lurgan) 35 caps
Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge) 3 caps
Kieran Treadwell (Ulster/Ballymena) 10 caps
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 49 caps

*denotes uncapped player

2023 Guinness Six Nations Fixtures & Results
Wales 10 IRELAND 34 – Highlights
Principality Stadium, Saturday 4th February 2023

IRELAND 32 France 19 – Highlights 
Aviva Stadium, Saturday 11th February 2023

Italy 20 IRELAND 34 – Highlights
Stadio Olimpico, Saturday 25th February 2023

Scotland 7 IRELAND 22 – Highlights
BT Murrayfield, Sunday 12th March 2023 

IRELAND v England
Saturday 18th March 2023, KO 17:00 (IST)
VIRGIN / ITV / RTE Radio / BBC Radio