August 1, 2021

Doris, Roux set to miss Ireland Six Nations opener

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Big blow for Ireland ahead of their Six Nations opener with Wales as Caelan Doris and Quinn Roux look set to miss Sunday’s match through injury; Doris has symptoms of concussion, while Roux has a neck complaint

Last Updated: 02/02/21 1:32pm

Quinn Roux, left, and Caelan Doris during the Autumn Nations Cup match between Ireland and Wales Quinn Roux, left, and Caelan Doris during the Autumn Nations Cup match between Ireland and Wales

Quinn Roux, left, and Caelan Doris during the Autumn Nations Cup match between Ireland and Wales

Ireland forwards Caelan Doris and Quinn Roux look certain to miss the Six Nations opener against Wales after returning to their provinces for medical assessment.

Leinster number eight Doris, who was arguably his country’s standout performer during the Autumn Nations Cup, has symptoms of concussion.

South Africa-born lock Roux has a neck complaint and rejoined Connacht.

Munster backrow Gavin Coombes and Leinster lock Ryan Baird will train with Andy Farrell’s side this week, ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Wayne Pivac’s men in Cardiff.

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Sky Sports News’ James Cole explains the reasons behind the decision to postpone the Women’s and the Under 20s Six Nations tournaments

Sky Sports News’ James Cole explains the reasons behind the decision to postpone the Women’s and the Under 20s Six Nations tournaments

Captain Johnny Sexton, forwards Iain Henderson, Tadhg Furlong and Peter O’Mahony and winger James Lowe were among the injury doubts included in head coach Farrell’s initial 36-man selection.

According to a statement from the Irish Rugby Football Union, all players still in the camp are expected to train this week.

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