Sexton And O'Mahony OUT Of Six Nations Opener

Johnny Sexton, Jonathan Sexton, Sexton,
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

31 Jan 2017

Ireland will be without Johnny Sexton and Peter O'Mahony for Saturday's Six Nations opener away to Scotland.

Sexton's still feeling a tightness in his calf and won't be risked for the game at Murrayfield - which will most likely mean a start for Paddy Jackson at 10.

Munster out-half Ian Keatley joined up with the squad at Carton House today as cover.

For O'Mahony, a hamstring injury has ruled him out of the match and he'll have a scan later this week.

There was also concern for winger Andrew Trimble as he sat out today's session with a groin injury.

There was better news for Keith Earls and Sean O'Brien, as they both took a full park in training in their race to be fit for the game.