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Ireland: Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki could face Japan in Rugby World Cup

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Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki could be available for choice for the second World Cup Pool A game against hosts Japan at Shizuoka of Ireland on Saturday.
Both players suffered head injuries during Sunday’s 27-3 win over Scotland.
Ireland say the players will experience the next phase and and phase two of the Head Injury Tests have passed.
Fly-half Johnny Sexton endured a bang to his thigh but can be predicted to be available to face Japan.
The Irish Rugby Football Union have indicated that Sexton, Conor Murray and Tadhg Furlong were all”removed reluctantly” throughout the victory over the Scots, with the latter with”received conducting repairs on area”.
Centre Aki and flanker O’Mahony both needed to come off during their side’s victory in Yokohama.
“If you pass two and pass , you do not return to play protocols. So nobody has ruled out from the Scotland game,” stated an IRFU spokesman.
Flanker Josh van der Flier received stitches to a cut on his eye before suffering late in the game but is also reported to be”OK”.
Joey Carbery and rob Kearney Earls, none of whom played any part are fit and will train completely.
Robbie Henshaw, who suffered a hamstring injury in training last week, is”running well”, his rehabilitation is”accelerating” and certainly will re-join organised training this week.
“We’re fairly hopeful on him too,” explained Ireland of this 26-year-old Leinster center.
The Ireland squad moved south on Monday on Hamamatsu, in which they’ll be based in the run-up to Saturday’s clash.
Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki can be available to face Japan at Ireland World Cup Pool A fixture on Saturday.
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