Paddy Jackson passed fit to face Japan on Saturday
The Ulster 10 is the only fit Irish outhalf left on the squad, after Joey Carbery’s injury
Ireland’s Paddy Jackson kicks a conversion in Saturday’s win over Japan. Photograph: Inpho
Paddy Jackson has been passed fit to start Ireland’s second test against Japan on Saturday in Tokyo.
Jackson, who kicked six from six goals in the 55-22 victory, sustained rib and shoulder damage but is expected to recover. Ireland need him more than most as the 25 year old is the only established outhalf in the squad.
Meanwhile, William Tupou has been suspended for three matches following a tip tackle on Devin Toner during last Saturday’s test match in Shizuoka .