We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 07:58 | 19/3/19

Henshaw a major doubt for Ulster clash


Robbie Henshaw has emerged as a major doubt for Leinster's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Ulster on Saturday week.

Henshaw has yet to recover from the dead leg that he sustained ahead of Ireland' Six Nations win over Scotland and is not in a position to return to on-field training.

The reigning European champions host Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 30 March and assistant coach Stuart Lancaster has confirmed that he is facing a race to be fit for the game.

"Very frustrating for Robbie, I feel sorry for him," Lancaster is quoted as saying in the Irish Independent.

"He's had two different injuries that have had different lengths out and he's so frustrated himself. We'll see, he's not on field with us yet so obviously the clock is ticking towards Ulster.

"We'll have a better idea come Monday/Tuesday next week but again you get to the point in a week where you can't wait. He's making progress, he's not far off but as to make he'll Ulster we'll see."

Josh van der Flier sustained a groin injury while with the national team and he is set to undergo a scan to determine how long he will be sidelined for.

"He's gone for a scan today and seeing the specialist tomorrow so we'll find out a bit more," Lancaster explained.

"I don't think he'll be available for the next week or two, but as to how many weeks, it'll depend on tomorrow."

Devin Toner, meanwhile, remains sidelined with the ankle injury he sustained during Ireland's loss to England at the start of February.

While he is ahead of schedule in his recover, the second row will not be ready to face Ulster.

There was better news regarding Dan Leavy, Luke McGrath, Joe Tomane and Nick McCarthy as they are all available for Friday's Guinness PRO14 clash with Edinburgh.

Leinster's Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Ulster on Saturday, 30 March is live on BT Sport on the eir sport pack [kick-off 5.45pm]. Subscribe here

Image: Inpho Photography

Larkham joins Munster coaching staff

11:10 | 14/6/19

Stephen Larkham is to join Munster as a senior coach ahead of the 2019-20 season.


Turner proud despite defeat

07:25 | 13/6/19

Ireland captain Liam Turner was proud of how his team fought to reach the semi-finals of the World Rugby Under 20s Championship only to run out of steam in thei...


Jones committed to England until 2021

14:18 | 13/6/19

Eddie Jones is committed to seeing out the remaining two years of his contract as England head coach, the Rugby Football Union has said.


Cheika: The team is king

10:19 | 14/6/19

Australia head coach Michael Cheika has described Israel Folau's sacking as unfortunate but he insists the 'team is king'.


Injury concerns for McNamara

09:29 | 14/6/19

Ireland's hopes of finishing fifth in the World Rugby Under 20s Championship have been dealt a blow as both Ciaran Booth and David McCann have been ruled out th...


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action, with all 48 games from the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Guinness PRO14 , SSE Airtricity League,  Allianz Leagues GAA, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, Golf, and much more.