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Henshaw ruled out of tour

ROBBIE HENSHAW has been ruled out of Ireland’s tour to Argentina with a hand injury,

The ligament damage was 
first sustained earlier in the 

He was able to play through 
it until sadly it worsened last 
week at Ireland’s two-day 
training camp.

Specialist medical advice has recommended that surgery is 
the best way forward for Henshaw.

This is a big setback for coach Joe Schmidt in his aim to develop two test-ready players for the outside centre.

Henshaw was about to have first shot at making Brian O’Driscoll’s number thirteen jersey his own with Jared Payne on the verge of becoming Ireland-eligible next season.

Ireland are left with one 
natural thirteen - Darren Cave - 
in the squad with a replacement 
for Henshaw to be announced shortly.