Cian Healy fit for Ireland’s Grand Slam decider against England


Ireland insist Cian Healy is fit for Saturday’s Six Nations Grand Slam clash with England at Twickenham.

Leinster prop Healy appeared unsteady on his feet after a heavy clash in Ireland’s 28-8 win over Scotland on Saturday that sealed a third Six Nations title in five years, and they can secure just their third-ever Grand Slam with victory over Eddie Jones’ England in London this weekend.

Head coach Joe Schmidt insisted after the match that Ireland had suffered no serious injuries, and now the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) have further explained the issue.

“Cian Healy suffered a stinger-like injury to the shoulder/trapezuis area,” read an IRFU statement.

“He experienced some discomfort on the field and received the appropriate treatment. Cian will train fully this week.”

Ireland’s four-try win over Scotland, coupled with England’s 22-16 defeat to France in Paris, sealed head coach Schmidt’s third Six Nations title in just the five years he has been at the helm.

Those results also sealed Ireland’s rise to second in World Rugby’s rankings, leapfrogging England, stepping back up to number two in the world for the first time since August 2015.

Ireland have suffered their fair share of injuries across the course of their four victories in the tournament to date, but toppling England away from home will prove a different story altogether.

Fit-again centre Garry Ringrose excelled against Scotland having finally shaken off an ankle problem picked up in January, and has suffered no ill effects from the weekend.

“There are the usual bumps and bruises that occur following a Test match but the full squad of 36 players are available for selection this week,” the IRFU statement confirmed.

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