Six Nations: Irish prop Andrew Porter to miss rest of tournament with ankle injury | Rugby Union News


Porter was injured in Sunday’s win over Italy in Dublin and will now return to his province for treatment; Cian Healy and Dave Kilcoyne in contention to take Porter’s place against England at Twickenham on March 12; Ireland second in Six Nations after three rounds

Last update: 03/03/22 11:05

Irish prop Andrew Porter will miss the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle problem

Irish prop Andrew Porter will miss the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle injury.

The Leinster man hobbled early in the second half of Ireland’s 57-6 win over Italy in Dublin on Sunday.

Porter will now be absent from clashes with England at Twickenham on March 12 and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, with Leinster team-mate Cian Healy and Munster’s Dave Kilcoyne vying to take his place.

The Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Porter will return to his province for medical treatment following the results of his analysis.

The 26-year-old has been a key part of Andy Farrell’s side, successfully transitioning from tighthead to loosehead this season.

Porter’s teammate Ronan Kelleher is also out of the Six Nations after suffering a shoulder injury in the 30-24 second-round Grand Slam loss to France.

Ireland – who started their Six Nations campaign with a 29-7 win at home to Wales – sit second in the standings after three rounds, three points behind leaders France.




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