Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw have been dominated out of Ireland’s Autumn Nations Cup recreation in opposition to England on Saturday due to harm.
Fly-half Sexton, 35, has had a scan on a hamstring harm that he sustained in Friday’s win over Wales.
Centre Henshaw, 27, injured an abductor muscle in the identical recreation and also will miss the Twickenham contest.
Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale may function this weekend after being late withdrawals from the Wales match.
The Irish Rugby Football Union mentioned that lock Henderson would return to coaching on Monday whereas his Ulster team-mate Stockdale will proceed to get remedy on his calf harm within the hope that he might be able to resume periods later this week.
Ulster fly-half Billy Burns will observe the return-to-play protocols this week after having to go away the sphere for a head harm evaluation throughout his first cap.
Scrum-half Conor Murray switched to fly-half for the closing 15 minutes of Friday’s recreation and Ireland coach Andy Farrell mentioned afterwards that the Munster man was a “genuine option” within the quantity 10 position.