Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | Six Nations

Ireland's O'Connell a doubt for Six Nations



Ireland second row Paul O'Connell may miss some or all of the upcoming Six Nations championship after his provincial side Munster said he would undergo surgery on a back injury that has blighted his season.

The former British and Irish Lions captain, who has been dogged by injury in recent years, has only played two games for Munster this season and the back injury also forced him to sit out Ireland's November internationals.

Munster said in a statement that the 33-year-old lock would undergo back surgery at the earliest opportunity but did not give a time frame for how long his recovery would take.

Ulster wing Tommy Bowe, the country's third highest try scorer of all time, was ruled out of the Six Nations earlier this month with a knee injury. Ireland open their campaign in Wales on February 2.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Tony Johnson
Random rugby reflections
It’s a little hard to focus for any length of time, so this week, a series of random thoughts, and...

Gavin Rich
Saru should follow Australian lead
Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver may owe me something as an unofficial adviser....

Brendan Venter
No effort without error
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles…"...

Brenden Nel
How to select a World Cup squad
It struck me like a lightning bolt, one of those moments when you realise in an instant that this...

Kyle Brown
Fast and furious in Tokyo
Just when we thought it wouldn’t get any more physical, Hong Kong and Tokyo happened. We arrived...

Super Wrap
SuperWrap: Week 11, 2015
The party to end all parties. That is how we have to describe our post-match celebrations after the...