Eire captain Johnny Sexton has stated the muscle pressure he sustained in Leinster’s PRO 14 derby in opposition to Munster on Friday is “nothing main” and he intends to be match for his aspect’s opening Six Nations recreation in opposition to Wales on Feb. 7.
Coach Andy Farrell stated he’s hopeful that Jacob Stockdale will be capable of be a part of up with the squad after the primary two fixtures as he recovers from a knee harm.
“Anytime that you simply get just a little niggle like that it is very irritating as a result of I did lots of work during the last 4 or 5 weeks, educated arduous to be sure that did not occur, and it did [happen] on the time that I did not need it to occur, which is considerably typical,” Sexton stated on the Six Nations launch on Wednesday.
“However hear, it isn’t main. Hopefully I will be again coaching by the tip of the week, and hopefully I will be match for the Wales recreation.
“It may be irritating if you choose up this stuff, however it’s a powerful recreation to get by means of now. I used to be in place earlier than the Munster recreation and picked up a niggle, so I will not let it get me down an excessive amount of. Simply get again on the horse, get again coaching arduous this week and hopefully be firing subsequent week.”
Sexton, 35, prevented commenting on his future with this harm the newest in an extended pressure of setbacks he has confronted in latest seasons.
“For me it is about to take it one marketing campaign at a time. I am targeted. Keep on one other yr, or one other two, I do not know,” he added.
Eire kick off their marketing campaign in opposition to Wales in Cardiff on Feb. 7 earlier than internet hosting France for the second spherical of matches and England on the ultimate “Tremendous Saturday.”
“We all know the place we’re going, we all know how far we’re and we have made good strides; we’re practically the place we wish to be,” Farrell informed reporters.
“To win the Six Nations there’s just a few issues we have to do higher. We have got to by means of the primary recreation after which we’ll assess the place we’re at earlier than occupied with the final recreation.
“We’re a aspect that has developed in some ways however we’re [still] placing the items collectively.”
Info from Reuters contributed to this report.