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Fresh injury concern over Larmour ahead of Six Nations

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New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell faces a nervous wait on the fitness of Jordan Larmour, after the Leinster full-back suffered a foot injury in the province’s Heineken Champions Cup defeat of Benetton on Saturday.


Larmour was replaced by Rob Kearney after 71 minutes of the 18-0 win, and although he did not appear to show any signs of injury at the time, the province have now confirmed that the 22-year-old picked up a low grade foot injury.

Ireland open their Six Nations campaign with a home clash against Scotland on February 1, giving Larmour less than two weeks to recover from the problem and prove his fitness.


A Leinster statement confirmed that the player will be assessed by the IRFU’s medical team this week.

“The majority of the 23 that played against Benetton Rugby on Saturday in the Heineken Champions Cup came through the game with no issues although Jordan Larmour did pick up a low grade foot injury in the game,” the statement read.

“He will be further assessed by the IRFU medical team.”

Larmour, who has won 21 caps since making his Test debut in the 2018 Six Nations, is believed to be Farrell’s preferred choice for the No15 shirt, with the new Ireland head coach not including veteran full-back Rob Kearney in his Six Nations squad.

There is also some concern surrounding Ulster’s Will Addison, who would be one of Larmour’s main rivals for the full-back slot. Addison was substituted in the second half of Ulster’s win against Bath after feeling some tightness in his calf.


Ireland are due to head to Portugal for a pre-Six Nations training camp this week, while Farrell will be expected to provide an update on Larmour’s condition at Wednesday’s Six Nations launch in London.

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