5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
The scans confirmed that D'Arcy and O'Connell have picked up hamstring strains and both players will be monitored over the coming days on the progress of their recovery.
No decision on their availability for the game against Russia will be made until the team is announced at lunchtime (New Zealand time) on Friday.
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