Cian Healy looking forward to another shot at Australia

Irish prop determined to put to rights last week’s difficult day in the scrum coalface

Cian Healy during training at Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy during training at Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All the specialist positions have their core skills, and everything else is secondary. As with a scrum-half and his passing, an out-half (usually) with his goal-kicking and game management, a hooker and his darts etc, so it is that the fundamental part of a prop’s game is his scrummaging. The game changes but some things stay the same.

Hence, Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong will be men on a specific mission tomorrow, for the second test offers an opportunity to put to rights last week’s difficult day at the scrum coalface. “Yeah, it’s another chance to have a shot at them,” says Healy.

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