Champions Cup Rugby – McFadden ruled out of final

Leinster’s Fergus McFadden will miss the Champions Cup this coming Saturday against Racing 92 after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. The injury was sustained when the Ireland winger crossed the whitewash in his sides semi-final win over Welsh side Scarlets.

McFadden who can play in several positions hobbled out of the game after he dived over in the corner to give Leinster a 13-point lead. Speaking to the press Stuart Lancaster, coach at Leinster, said It’s a huge blow for him’’. The English man went on to say He played so well and fought his way back into form and fought his way into the team in a really competitive position. “We’re blessed we’ve got a lot of players in that position but we’re really disappointed for him.”

In other injury news, Lancaster revealed that scrum half Luke McGrath will be available for selection and he is expected to train fully this week. He said ‘’He trained last week on the Tuesday and the Wednesday and there’s been no reaction to that’’. In addition there is also good news in terms of Jordi Murphy, he is also expected to train in full this week. Lancaster also said that Rhys Ruddock will likely be available for selection and said ‘’Rhys will see how today goes but he’s made great progress. He’s available [as it stands].”

Leinster will go into the game looking for their fourth European crown and will now they face a difficult task against the Parisian based Racing 92.


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