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Sexton to miss Ireland v Argentina through injury

Sexton to miss Ireland v Argentina through injury

Sexton to miss Ireland v Argentina through injury

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton will miss his side’s final Autumn Nations Series fixture against Argentina after being ruled out for four to six weeks.

Fly-half Sexton twisted his knee and ankle in the 29-20 victory over New Zealand on Saturday and was forced from the field of play with 15 minutes still remaining at the Aviva Stadium.

The 36-year-old was replaced by Joey Carbery who is in line to start against Los Pumas on Sunday after kicking three late penalties to help secure a third victory in five outings against the All Blacks.

Connacht No.10 Jack Carty has also been called up by Andy Farrell for the final week of the Autumn Nations Series.

Sexton won his 100th cap in the 60-5 win over Japan in Ireland’s opening fixture and will remain in camp with the squad to help prepare for the visit of Mario Ledesma’s side.

Ireland last hosted Argentina in 2018 and they will be hoping for a similar result this weekend, having triumphed 28-17 on that occasion.

Farrell has also welcomed back-rower Gavin Coombes back into the squad after he missed last week through illness.

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Ireland squad
Backs (19)
Bundee Aki (Connacht/Galwegians) 33 caps
Robert Baloucoune (Ulster/Enniskillen) 1 cap
Harry Byrne (Leinster/Lansdowne) 1 cap
Joey Carbery (Munster/Clontarf) 26 caps
Jack Carty (Buccaneers/Connacht) 10 caps
Craig Casey (Munster/Shannon) 3 caps
Andrew Conway (Munster/Garryowen) 27 caps
Keith Earls (Munster/Young Munster) 95 caps
Ciaran Frawley (Leinster/UCD)*
Jamison Gibson Park (Leinster) 12 caps
Robbie Henshaw (Leinster/Buccaneers) 52 caps
James Hume (Ulster/Banbridge) 1 cap
Hugo Keenan (Leinster/UCD) 15 caps
Jordan Larmour (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 30 caps
James Lowe (Leinster) 8 caps
Stuart McCloskey (Ulster/Bangor) 6 caps
Conor Murray (Munster/Garryowen) 91 caps
Garry Ringrose (Leinster/UCD) 36 caps
Simon Zebo (Munster/Cork Constitution) 35 caps

Forwards (20)
Ryan Baird (Leinster/Dublin University) 5 caps
Finlay Bealham (Connacht/Buccaneers) 18 caps
Tadhg Beirne (Munster/Lansdowne) 24 caps
Jack Conan (Leinster/Old Belvedere) 22 caps
Gavin Coombes (Munster/Young Munster) 2 caps
Ultan Dillane (Connacht/Corinthians) 19 caps
Caelan Doris (Leinster/St Mary’s College) 11 caps
Tadhg Furlong (Leinster/Clontarf) 51 caps
Cian Healy (Leinster/Clontarf) 111 caps
Iain Henderson (Ulster/Academy) 65 caps
Rob Herring (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 23 caps
Ronan Kelleher (Leinster/Lansdowne) 15 caps
Dave Kilcoyne (Munster/UL Bohemians) 45 caps
Peter O’Mahony (Munster/Cork Constitution) 78 caps
Tom O’Toole (Ulster/Ballynahinch) 1 cap
Andrew Porter (Leinster/UCD) 39 caps
James Ryan (Leinster/UCD) 39 caps
Dan Sheehan (Leinster/Lansdowne) 1 cap
Nick Timoney (Ulster/Banbridge) 1 cap
Josh van der Flier (Leinster/UCD) 34 caps


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