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 Ron Vlaar could return for Aston Villa in the FA Cup this weekend. Photograph Clive Mason/Getty Images

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Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip and Devon Toner - O’Brien and Heaslip look set to be able to return to full training next week, and hence contention for the Wales game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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Ireland’s Conor Murray kicks to the corner for Robbie Henshaw;s try against England at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

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