Sam Warburton set to face Ireland

Wales captain Sam Warburton is expected to be fit for the vital RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland on March 14.

Warburton suffered a knee injury in the 20-13 victory over France in Paris on Saturday night which catapulted Wales back into championship contention.

The 26-year-old had ice applied to the knee immediately after leaving the field at the Stade de France and it had been feared that he would miss the visit of Grand Slam hopefuls Ireland to the Millennium Stadium.

But the Wales management have said Warburton will return to training later this week, and the open side flanker’s deputy Justin Tipuric has been released from the squad to play for the Ospreys this weekend.


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