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Keith Earls will have one training session on Thursday to prove his fitness to face England having sat out preparations so far this week with a groin issue.
The Munster and Ireland wing came into the 2017 RBS 6 Nations with the problem but has started all four matches of the championship so far and has gone on to be one of Ireland’s outstanding players.
“Johnny (Sexton) and Conor (Murray) trained today, they were pretty good, so they got through it. Earlsy will train on Thursday. He just has still got a bit of tightness there and the same with Tommy O’Donnell, he’s got a bit of a tight quad, bruise, so he’ll be back on Thursday as well,” assistant coach Greg Feek said.
Schmidt will name his side on Thursday and while he doesn’t usually consider players who haven’t trained all week, is expected to make an exception for Earls given his excellent form and the fact that Ireland are lacking in senior players in that position.