Video – Andy Farrell on Irish Rugby Squad & Weather Ahead of Samoa match

It looks like Robbie Henshaw and Joey Carberry are set to play on the Irish rugby team to play Samoa on Saturday.

Its the final group game for Ireland and they have to get 5pts and hope that Scotland do them a favour on Sunday which would set up an Ireland v South Africa quarter-final, otherwise it will be Ireland v New Zealand.

When asked about Jordi Murphy Farrell explained, “He’s a lot better than we thought he would be anyway,” said Farrell.

“He has shaped up really well. He’s very comfortable, and walking around. We expect Jordi to be back training on Thursday.

“We’ve been told he’s going to be available on Thursday, and we select our teams in and around that. So we’ll stick to that.

“We’re happy with how Jordi has pulled up. He was pretty sore after the game, and after all the medical advice that he’s been given he’s in great spirits.”

The other injury concern from that game against the Russians was Joey Carbery. The Munster out-half was withdrawn from the squad shortly before kick-off.

It was confirmed afterwards that Carbery had received an accidental “stamp” in the warm-up, but Farrell says he was back training on Monday morning.

“He’s flying yeah, he’s in a great place, the best place I’ve certainly seen him over the last few weeks.

“He was running around the training ground today like he’s got a proper spring in his step. He’s in great spirits, and ready to go.”

Typhoon Hagibis is on course to hit Fukuoka on Japan’s south-west coast by the weekend, however there is still no certainty as to what path it will take.

World Rugby rules dictate a 0-0 draw is awarded in the event of a cancellation.

However, it could be that the game is postponed until Sunday if it looks as though the storm will hit on Saturday.

Although no such decision would be taken until later this week.

A draw would potentially end Ireland’s World Cup hopes as Joe Schmidt’s side likely need a victory to secure their place in the last eight.


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