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Published: 16:13 | 12/7/19

Schmidt confident over Sexton


Joe Schmidt is confident Johnny Sexton will be available for Ireland's first World Cup warm-up game against Italy on August 10.


Sexton sprained his thumb in training last week and was limited to just running and kicking as Ireland were put through their paces in an open training session at the Sportsground on Friday.

Ireland will move to Limerick for their next camp and Schmidt believes the Leinster out-half will be in a position to pass the ball as he continues his recovery.

“He sprained it last week. It doesn’t actually stop him running so he’s still having to pay the price everyone else is paying," Schmidt explained.

"We would expect that he will be passing the ball around by the end of next week and he’ll be fully available, well before we play Italy anyway. It’s all good news on Johnny.

"It was just one of those awkward injuries, not even a contact session but when big men are moving at high speeds sometimes those small collisions can cause a little bit of discomfort, nothing major."

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