The Ireland half-backs Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton have been declared fit for the final Six Nations match against champions England on Saturday.
Murray was substituted during Ireland’s loss to Wales last weekend due to a soldier complaint while Sexton had to undergo an in-game Head Injury Assessment (HIA).
However, they are both ready to return to the field this weekend as the team looks to deny England a second consecutive Grand Slam and first back-to-back whitewash in the championship since 1992-93.
England defeated Scotland 61-21 at Twickenham last weekend to retain the Six Nations title and register their eighteenth consecutive Test victory. They will now be looking to break the record at the Aviva Stadium this weekend in Dublin.
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The Ireland team manager Paul Dean said, “Johnny Sexton underwent a precautionary HIA at the weekend. Concussion has been ruled out and he’s available for selection. Jonathan went through all the concussion tests, so he’s completely clear. He has a black eye, which is not his best look, but other than that, he should be fine.”
He said that Murray has responded well to treatment and is also ready to play insisting that while a stinger injury is a very strange injury Murray is fine.
England are sure to be slightly wary ahead of this match despite their excellent form. They lost a potential Grand Slam title in 2011 in Dublin and are facing the Ireland side that created history by ending New Zealand’s record run last autumn in what was their first victory over the All Blacks in 111 years.
England Coach Eddie Jones has described the game as a ‘World Cup Final’ but sounded confident about his team’s ability to win. Furthermore, he also said that Elliot Daly will be fit to play after a possible concussion in the win over Scotland.