The Ireland coaching team have issued a squad update following their opening Guinness Series match in the Autumn Nations Cup.
Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton has had a scan on the hamstring injury that forced him off during the first half of the 32-9 win over Wales. He has been ruled out of this week’s clash with England.
Robbie Henshaw picked up an adductor strain and is also ruled out of next Saturday’s game against the Guinness Six Nations champions at Twickenham.
Billy Burns, who replaced Sexton at out-half on Friday night, was removed from the field of play for a head injury assessment. He will follow the return-to-play protocols.
Jacob Stockdale will continue his calf rehab in camp with a view to training later in the week. Iain Henderson will return to training today and Shane Daly is back training fully this week.
Andy Farrell’s men face England at Twickenham next Saturday (kick-off 3pm), with the game live on RTÉ 2, Channel 4 and Amazon Prime.