Finlay Bealham called into Ireland squad in place of Moore

IRFU say Johnny Sexton has passed HIA 1, HIA 2 and will complete HIA 3 on Tuesday

Connacht’s Finlay Bealham has been called into the Ireland squad. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht’s Finlay Bealham has been called into the Ireland squad. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

 

Connacht’s Finlay Bealham has been brought into the Ireland squad following the hamstring injury sustained by Marty Moore which has ruled him out of next month’s Six Nations.

The Australian-born rugby front row forward is qualified to play for Ireland through his grandmother, who is from county Fermanagh. The 24-year-old has already appeared for the Ireland Under-20s and the Emerging Ireland squad, having previously represented the Australia Schools ‘A’ side in 2009.

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Wasps-bound prop Moore limped of in Leinster’s Champions Cup defeat last weekend, with a hamstring injury set to sideline him for six to eight weeks.

Meanwhile the IRFU say that “Johnny Sexton has passed HIA 1, HIA 2 and will complete HIA 3 tomorrow(Tuesday),” and that Robbie Henshaw has suffered no ill-effects after playing for Connacht at the weekend.

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