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Ireland to give Jordi Murphy ‘best chance’ to prove World Cup fitness

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Ireland to give Jordi Murphy ‘best chance’ to prove World Cup fitness

Ireland will give Jordi Murphy that thebest opportunity to shake his rib injury and stay in the World Cup. The luckless Ulster back-rower lasted just 26 minutes of Thursdays 35-0 win over Russia, which after jetting in midweek to replace the injured Jack Conan. Ireland could call Leinster lock Devin Toner as a replacement or Munsters Tommy ODonnell up if Murphys injury prove too severe for him to remain with the squad. Hes going to have scanned today, and give an exact detail on what has happened, said Ireland scrum trainer Feek, of Murphy. We are aware that its the ribs but that will ascertain once we get back what his strategy will be. The cartilage usually pops , sometimes that may pop back in but that may be tender for a while. These items can repay. Sometimes the place on the body is able to make it worse. I think hell be given the best chance to get it by us. Together with the weekend away, a decent turnaround into the next game, well assess him and go from there. The side are still shaking off the after-effects in their shock 19-12 loss to Japan, although ireland can seal their eligibility with victory over Samoa in Fukuoka on Saturday, October 12. Ireland got the task done using a triumph over Russia, the tournament team, but were left disappointed with their performance levels. Ireland and ulster stalwart captain Rory Best declared trainer Joe Schmidts squad have everything crossed that his rib problem cans shake off and remain in the World Cup. You do not want to see anybody going home, such as happened with Jack last week, said the skipper of Murphys situation. You understand it is part and parcel of rugby, especially at World Cups, as youve only 31 players (and) you can not manage to hang on to somebody and expect they will be alright in a week or 2 since you dont have the luxury of time. So I think from our point of view Jordis a wonderful guy to have out here, he is extremely popular with the squad along with a great player. So for us we wish to maintain all our best players out here, and it could be a real shame if something happened. However we can simply take it as exactly what it is. There is A rib something which sometimes looks a lot worse and more debilitating coming off the pitch than it is. And hopefully thatll settle down pretty quickly. Meanwhile, the Joey Carbery suffered a recurrence of the ankle injury that was a late withdrawal in the Russia match, also threatened his World Cup involvement on Wednesday in the very first spot in training. And Feek admits Ireland would have towait and see on the degree of the injury problem. Read more: