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Ireland lock James Ryan ruled out of Six Nations finale

Ireland lock James Ryan has been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations finale against Scotland after a head injury forced him off early in his side’s win against England.

Andy Farrell’s team beat 14-man England 32-15 at Twickenham on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of a Six Nations title, though Grand Slam-chasing France are heavy favourites.

England lock Charlie Ewels was sent off after just 82 seconds for a dangerous head-on-head clash with Ryan.

“James Ryan will not be considered for selection this week and his return to rugby protocols will be supervised by the Leinster medical team,” the Irish Rugby Football Union said in a statement.

“Ryan Baird (also a lock) is ruled out of the final fixture of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations with a back issue. Uncapped locks Ross Molony and Joe McCarthy have been called up to train with the squad.”


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