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In Pics: Ireland Captain’s Run At The Aviva Stadium

In Pics: Ireland Captain’s Run At The Aviva Stadium

The Ireland finished out their training week earlier today with the Captain’s Run at the Aviva Stadium where they will take on Australia in tomorrow’s final GUINNESS Series encounter. Check out some photos from the session.

Click here to view photos of the Ireland players having a light run-out at the home of Irish Rugby.

Jared Payne and Sean O’Brien both sat out the Captain’s Run session, resting ‘lower limb tweaks’, while Rob Kearney and CJ Stander have come through the return-to-play protocols and are fit to start tomorrow evening (kick-off 5.30pm).

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Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell said: “We’ve a couple of guys  that have a couple of niggles. The Captain’s Run is normally just a ‘stretch your legs’ type session, so we made a couple of decisions this morning to rest Jared and Sean O’Brien. We’ll give them an extra 24 hours and just assess how they are in the morning.

“They’re just tweaks, just lower limb tweaks. That’s what normally happens during a week, you pick things up along the way and are still recovering from the game, etc.

“The main session was yesterday and we decided just to give a couple of players a rest today and assess them throughout the day. We’ll have a discussion in the morning to give them that extra little bit of time to regenerate themselves.”

Munster duo Peter O’Mahony, who captained Ireland against Canada, and Rory Scannell, who is one of the province’s form players, have stayed with the Ireland squad as potential injury cover.