Ireland wait on Popplewell injury

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Nick Popplewell is doubtful for Ireland's Five Nations' Championship game with England at Twickenham on Saturday. A hamstring strain prevented the prop from taking part in Ireland's squad training sessions at Lansdowne Road this weekend. A decision on his fitness will be made this week.

The lock Jeremy Davidson was also bothered by a neck injury, while the Ireland A team members Jim Staples, Paul Flavin and Liam Toland are all carrying minor injuries.

Old Wesley's Henry Hurley, who won his one cap as a replacement against Fiji in November, will deputise for Popplewell should he fail to recover.

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