Ireland lose Keith Earls for second All Black Test

Ireland have lost Keith Earls for their second tour Test match against the All Blacks in Christchurch on Saturday while two more players are in doubt.

In addition to the usual bumps from the game, there are three main injury updates of note from the Ireland match 22.

Cian Healy suffered a shoulder strain during the game, but has improved over the last 24 hours and will continue to be monitored during training this week.

Declan Fitzpatrick suffered a gluteal muscle strain and will also be monitored during the week.

However neither player has been ruled out of selection for the second test.

Earls picked up a pectoral muscle injury in the later stages of the game and will not be available for selection but will be continued to be monitored by the medical staff for his availability for the third test.

Connacht full back and Ireland international Gavin Duffy has been called into
the Ireland squad in New Zealand as cover following the injury to Keith Earls.

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