Ireland to delay naming squad
Ireland will delay naming their line-up for next week's RBS Six Nations clash with England to give their injured players as much time to recover as possible.
The Irish claimed a fabulous 30-22 victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium and although nobody has been ruled out of the Dublin clash, many are under surveillance.
Number eight Jamie Heaslip has a cut leg and centre Gordon D'Arcy a dead leg, but the Leinster duo should be able to train this week.
Centre Brian O'Driscoll had several stitches inserted into a head wound but will participate in practice, as will prop Mike Ross, who suffered severe cramp.
A precautionary scan revealed no damage to full-back Rob Kearney's back, but substitute centre Keith Earls will see a specialist later this week to assess a shoulder problem.
Ireland host England in a match that could decide the winners of the 2013 Six Nations following France's shock 23-18 defeat by Italy in Rome this afternoon.