Wales vs Australia Live Bundee Aki is in line to make Australia vs Wales live Live his Ireland debut against South Africa but Tommy O’Donnell is struggling for Saturday’s game in Dublin with a shoulder injury.Connacht centre Aki, who was born in New Zealand to Samoan parents, has recently qualified to play for Ireland.
Munster flanker O’Donnell picked up a shoulder injury on Monday and has been sent for a scan to assess the damage Wales vs Australia, Australia vs Wales live Live, Stream, Watch, Online, Streaming.
Fellow back-rowers Jack Conan and Dan Leavy, who sat out Tuesday’s training.
Aki qualifies for Ireland through residency rules but his inclusion in the squad has been a topic of debate since Simon Zebo was overlooked for November’s games against the Springboks, Wales and Australia Wales vs Australia Live.
Several columnists have again hit out at World Rugby’s residency qualification rules.
Easterby not fazed by controversy
However, Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby says Aki will not be fazed by the controversy that his selection has sparked and he has backed the centre to renew his partnership with former Connacht team-mate Robbie Henshaw Wales vs Australia Live.
“The rules are the rules and Bundee has invested time into moving to Connacht and has played exceptionally well while playing here,” said Easterby Wales vs Australia Live.
“There is always the question over eligibility of players, whether it’s residency, grand-parentage, parentage if players aren’t born in the country.
“Bundee and other players will be potentially singled out but he’s certainly fitted in well and has trained well. We’re really happy with what he’s already shown in terms of his training Australia vs Wales live Live.
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“He wouldn’t have put himself in this position had he not had the confidence in himself and in the group that they back him in that decision. He’s not the first and he won’t be the last player to do it Australia vs Wales live Live.”
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