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Ireland wait on their wounded

04th February 2013 05:52

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Brian ODriscoll

BOD: Several stitches inserted into a head wound

Ireland will delay naming their line-up for Sunday's Six Nations clash with England to give their injured players as much time to recover as possible.

The Irish claimed a fabulous 30-22 victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium and although nobody has been ruled out of the Dublin clash, many are under surveillance.

Number eight Jamie Heaslip has a cut leg and centre Gordon D'Arcy a dead leg, but the Leinster duo should be able to train this week.

Centre Brian O'Driscoll had several stitches inserted into a head wound but will participate in practice, as will prop Mike Ross, who suffered severe cramp.

A precautionary scan revealed no damage to full-back Rob Kearney's back, but substitute centre Keith Earls will see a specialist later this week to assess a shoulder problem.

Ireland host England in a match that could decide the winners of the 2013 Six Nations following France's shock 23-18 defeat by Italy in Rome.

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