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Published: 10:18 | 18/10/16

Henshaw wants more game time

Robbie Henshaw is keen to play as much as possible as he looks to work his way into Joe Schmidt's plans for the November internationals.

Henshaw was made to wait for his Leinster debut because of a knee injury but he is in line to make his third appearance of the season against Montpellier on Sunday.

A week later Leinster will host Connacht in the Guinness PRO12 at the RDS, just seven days before Ireland's clash with New Zealand in Chicago and Henshaw has made it clear he wants to feature against his former team-mates.

"I haven't been told yet but personally I'd probably like to play because there's two games under the belt now, but I'd like to get as much game-time as I can to prove my fitness in the race to get on the plane for Chicago," Henshaw is quoted as saying in the Irish Independent.

"Having more game-time under the belt would definitely benefit me and give me a better chance of getting on that plane."

Ireland have not beaten New Zealand in 28 attempts but they will have two opportunities to end their losing streak in November.

The All Blacks have been in formidable form throughout the Rugby Championship and Henshaw insists they are fully aware of the challenge they face in Chicago and Dublin.

“We have one eye on how they’re playing and every player has been told to analyse their games,” he explained. “We have to focus on ourselves as well, because if our shape isn’t right, if our systems aren’t right we’ll get beaten out the gate.

“We’ll have to do our job 100pc if we’re to be there come 80 minutes. We need to have ourselves right first before anything else.”

Ireland’s meeting with New Zealand in Chicago on November 5 is live on eir Sport 2.

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