Ireland flanker Jordi Murphy could face Samoa in crucial Rugby World Cup clash
Ireland anticipate flanker Jordi Murphy to train on Thursday and havent ruled him out of Saturdays crucial World Cup clash with Samoa.
The Ulster back-row was pushed having a rib injury throughout the 35-0 win over Russia of Ireland, lasting 26 minutes of the bonus-point victory on Thursday.
The 28-year-old had just arrived to replace Jack Conan, who had a broken foot in training.
Ireland are hopeful he is going to be ready for Saturdays Pool A decider in Fukuoka, where they require a bonus-point victory and opted to not replace Murphy during the weekend.
Hes a good deal better, a lot better than we thought he would be, stated defence trainer Andy Farrell.
Hes shaped up quite well. We anticipate Jordi to train on Thursday.
Weve been told he will be available to educate on Thursday, so we select our team in and around that.
We are pleased with the way Jordis hauled upward. He was quite sore after the match. But following of the medical information hes been given he is in good spirits.
Joey Carbery trained entirely on Tuesday, having shaken off the recurrence of his ankle problem.
The Munster fly-half was because of cover but was also a late withdrawal following aggravating the issue which had jeopardized his World Cup.
Carbery had beaten that criticism to be named in the first 31-man squad and suffered ligament damage in Ireland victory over Italy in Dublin on August 10.
But the 23-year-old suffered a minor relapse from the build-up to the Russia clash.
He is flying, hes in a wonderful place, said Farrell.
Hes in the very best place Ive seen him within the past couple of weeks. He had been running with a spring in his step. Hes in excellent spirits and he is prepared to move.