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Ireland at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Hickie And Horgan Take Part In Training

Hickie And Horgan Take Part In Training

The Ireland squad trained this afternoon in balmy sunshine and 25-degree heat at their training base of Stade Bordelais in Le Bouscat, just outside the city of Bordeaux.

Denis Hickie, who had been suffering from a bout of tonsillitis since the squad’s arrival on Wednesday evening, took a limited part in the session today, but is expected to take his place in the Ireland team to play Namibia in their Pool D opener on Sunday.

The only other injury worry in the Ireland camp is Shane Horgan, who is recovering from a knee ligament strain. The Leinster player took part in the session today and also had a strenuous fitness session with IRFU fitness and conditioning coach Mike McGurn.

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Horgan remains on course to be available for selection for Ireland’s second Pool D match against Georgia on September 15.