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Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong miss out for Ireland

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong miss out for Ireland

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have been ruled out of Ireland's Six Nations clash against Wales in Dublin on Saturday due to injury.

The pair both suffered respective hamstring problems against Italy last time out and will play no part as head coach Joe Schmidt is looking for his side to continue their 100 per cent winning start which sees them sitting at the top of the table ahead of reigning champions England on points difference after two games.

Henderson will be replaced by 21-year-old James Ryan in what will be his third Test start, while 22-year-old tight-head prop Andrew Porter comes in for Furlong to make only his second start.

Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out of the rest of the championship so his place will be taken by centre Chris Farrell, while Munster prop John Ryan is recalled to the bench following Porter's call-up to the starting XV.

Jack Conan will provide cover for the back row after recovering from a shoulder injury and Leinster winger Fergus McFadden gets the nod ahead of Jordan Larmour among the replacements.

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