Ireland receive Cian Healy boost ahead of England clash

Cian Healy, pictured, has been passed fit for Ireland’s Grand Slam clash with England at Twickenham on Saturday
Cian Healy, pictured, has been passed fit for Ireland’s Grand Slam clash with England at Twickenham on Saturday
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Ireland's hope of clinching the Grand Slam has taken a major boost with prop Cian Healy declared fit for the final round of the Six Nations Championship encounter against England at Twickenham.

Healy was forced off the field in the 50th minute of the game against Scotland following a heavy clash but a statement from Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) brushed away any serious concerns.

“Cian Healy suffered a stinger-like injury to the shoulder/trapezuis area,” read an IRFU statement.

“He experienced some discomfort on the field and received the appropriate treatment. Cian will train fully this week.”

Ireland's 28-8 victory over Scotland meant they are the only team to remain unbeaten in the tournament and have already sealed the Championship but a victory over Eddie Jones' men next weekend can help them achieve their third-ever Grand Slam.

The win over the Dark Blues also saw them leapfrog England to the second position in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since August 2015.

Despite some injury concerns, IRFU statement has confirmed that the full 36-member squad are available for the Twickenham clash.

“There are the usual bumps and bruises that occur following a Test match but the full squad of 36 players are available for selection this week,” the IRFU statement confirmed.

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