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Eire announce clear invoice of well being forward of Springboks

Eire prop Finlay Bealham has been cleared to face reigning world champions South Africa after passing his head damage assessments.

The Connacht tighthead was withdrawn 10 minutes after approaching as a half-time alternative in Saturday’s 59-16 victory over Tonga.

All 33 members of Andy Farrell’s squad skilled on Tuesday forward of the World Cup showdown with the Springboks in Paris.

Talking of Bealham, Eire scrum coach John Fogarty stated: “He was clearly taken off the sector on the weekend and failed his (head damage evaluation).

“He’s subsequently handed his assessments and he’s good, he was in a scrum as we speak and he’s good to go, symptom-free.

“Our medics and World Rugby have cleared him match to play so we’re delighted to have a full (clear) invoice of well being.”

Jack Conan and Dan Sheehan additionally took half within the session at Eire’s base in Excursions, probably boosting head coach Farrell’s choices for Saturday night at Stade de France.

Quantity eight Conan has been sidelined since August 5 when he sustained a foot damage throughout his nation’s win over Italy.

“Jack is doing bits and items as we speak, he didn’t do a full-blooded one however he’s on the sector and he’s going to perform a little bit extra tomorrow,” stated Fogarty.

“He’ll be managed as a returning participant can be however yeah, we’ve a full invoice of well being.

“Jack (will) do extra tomorrow and it’s then a choice to see how he’s. He’s up for choice, we’re on our ft, it’s been sensible.”

First-choice hooker Sheehan sprained foot ligaments a month in the past within the warm-up win over England.

“I noticed him in a scrum as we speak, so I used to be very excited to see him in scrums,” Fogarty stated of the 25-year-old.

“We did some timing in our scrums, some drop-ins, and Dan took half.

“It’s nice to see him again concerned. He’s a participant who’s returning so we’ll do a bit extra tomorrow and see how he’s.”

Eire cleared the path in Pool B following back-to-back bonus-point wins over Romania and Tonga and will seal development to the quarter-finals by denting the Springboks’ title defence.

“There’s positively an edge (within the camp),” stated Fogarty.

“It’s an extremely thrilling week to be concerned in. Everybody desires to be within the beginning 15 and make the matchday 23 so competitors for locations is correct up there. To be enjoying the world champions in Paris is extremely thrilling.

“We’re clear in our heads as a gaggle what the plan is and who’s going to hold out that plan.”



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