Ireland took the lead in the 6 Nations Tournament standings by beating Italy on Saturday (50-17) at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. With seven tries registered, the XV du Trèfle prepared in the best way his trip to the Stade de France next Saturday for the last day of the tournament against the Blues. A bad grade, however, spoils the party, the injury of Garry Ringrose. The Leinster player broke his jaw after hitting winger Edoardo Padovani’s knee as the latter cleared a ball in the first half. Irish coach Andy Farrell will be forced to do without his three-quarter center for the game against the Blues, but not only.
An absence of four to six weeks
“He broke his jaw, that’s really bad news for us. He’s been great with us over the past ten days. He showed leadership and it was partly thanks to his work that we won the meeting today (Saturday). He had already had no luck with his thumb injury when the tournament started last winter. He will be absent between four and six weeks, that will leave a void in our team ”, announced Andy Farrell. The Blues match will therefore be the first in a series of matches that the Irishman will miss in the 24 selections. His absence in France is all the more crippling as Ireland will play the final victory of the tournament. In the event of an enhanced victory at Saint-Denis, the Irish cannot be joined in the standings and will win their 23rd 6 Nations Tournament. Garry Ringrose will also miss the Autumn Nations Cup with his teammates. During this competition, Ireland will face Wales (November 13), England (November 21) and Georgia (November 29).