Jamison Gibson-Park ruled out of Argentina clash with thigh injury

James Ryan confirmed as captain in the absence of Johnny Sexton for Sunday’s Test

James Ryan, who will captain Ireland in their final November international against Argentina, says that Andy Farrell's side need to learn to be comfortable with being the favourite in matches following their win over New Zealand. Video: VOTN

Jamison Gibson-Park has been ruled out of Ireland’s upcoming Argentina Test with a thigh injury.

His absence paves the way for one of Conor Murray or Craig Casey to start at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Leinster’s Luke McGrath has been called into the squad as cover.

The news comes as a blow to Gibson-Park who has been praised for two outstanding performances so far this November against Japan and his native New Zealand.

It is unclear for how long the scrumhalf will be on the sidelines. Leinster will already be without outhalf Johnny Sexton for interpros against Ulster and Connacht as well as a European clash against Bath, and now Gibson-Park’s availability is up in the air.


Elsewhere, it has been confirmed that James Ryan will captain the side in the absence of Sexton. The secondrow was also skipper during the summer Tests when Sexton was rested.

Ireland take on Argentina at 2.15pm on Sunday at the Aviva Stadium.