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

Rugby | Six Nations

Sexton and McCarthy ruled out of Scotland game



Ireland flyhalf Jonny Sexton and lock Mike McCarthy have been ruled out of the next Six Nations match against Scotland due to injury, Ireland manager Mike Kearney told the Irish Rugby Football Union website (www.irishrugby.ie) on Thursday.

Sexton sustained a torn hamstring and McCarthy a knee injury during Ireland's 12-6 defeat by England in Dublinon Sunday and they will not be fit to face the Scots in Edinburgh on February 24.

Ireland will also be without winger Simon Zebo, who broke his foot early in the England game, and prop Cian Healy who has been suspended for stamping on England prop Dan Cole.

Flanker Sean O'Brien, centre Brian O'Driscoll and fullback Rob Kearney have returned to training after sustaining minor knocks against England.

Ireland beat Wales 30-22 in their opening Six Nations match.



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
days
:
hours
:
minutes
:
seconds

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Gavin Rich
Most of the Bok bases are covered
What Heyneke Meyer says in press conferences suggests an element of panic in his thinking.

Brendan Venter
And the Springbok squad is…
Friday’s announcement of the Springbok World Cup squad can’t come soon enough for Heyneke Meyer.

Tony Johnson
It's almost showtime
The wheels are starting to turn quickly, the World Cup is coming up fast, and I’m getting into my...

Brenden Nel
Bulls unleashed, the future looks bright
It was a day or so before the end of Frans Ludeke’s reign as coach of the Vodacom Bulls that I...