Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong and James Ryan will be fit for the start of the Six Nations Championship, Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi has said.
Stand-in Ireland skipper James Ryan insists they cannot rely exclusively on influential captain Johnny Sexton to drive standards in the squad.
Ireland’s stand-in captain James Ryan believes that the July Tests with Japan and USA has helped build depth within Andy Farrell’s squad.
James Ryan has revealed that Ireland are determined to deliver their best performance of the season when they face the USA on Saturday.
Ireland’s James Ryan hailed the efforts of the physios after he was able to recover from an abductor issue and captain his country v Japan.
Ireland will be without key duo James Ryan and Garry Ringrose for their Round Five Six Nations clash against England in Dublin on Saturday.
Ireland are without three big players in the shape of Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray and James Ryan for their Six Nations game with France.
Ireland defence coach Simon Easterby has revealed that Johnny Sexton and James Ryan are set to be involved in Sunday’s Test against France.
James Ryan is convinced Ireland are “going in the right direction” despite an average display in Saturday’s win over Georgia in Dublin.
James Ryan insists that Ireland have the quality to challenge the best teams in the world, despite their recent struggles against the top sides.
Ireland stand-in captain James Ryan is confident his side can overcome the errors which led to their 18-7 defeat against England on Saturday.
James Ryan is delighted to be handed the Ireland captaincy but he is also focusing on leading them to victory in the Autumn Nations Cup.
Leinster will have to be at their best when they face off against Saracens in their Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.