Munster are also set to be without flanker Tommy O'Donnell who, Get the latest news from the world of sport along with the best opinion from our outstanding team of sport writers, direct to your inbox every Friday, Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our Ulster say it is a fresh injury and is unrelated to the second row's thumb injury, which had kept Henderson out for the last number of weeks. The second row has been reported for alleged infringement of Law 9.11 - players must not do anything that is dangerous to others - which carries a minimum sanction of a two-week suspension. Franco Morbidelli clinches second MotoGP victory of season at Motorland Aragon, Mum's the word for six-time World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea. In the 15th minute of the game at Brewery Field, Henderson was involved in an attempted clear-out of a ruck, which resulted in referee Quinton Immelman awarding a penalty against the Ulsterman. © Irish Examiner Ltd, Linn Dubh, Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork. Linfield beat Ballymena United 3-2 at the Showgrounds to make it two wins out of two to start the new Irish Premiership season. Ireland still have James Ryan, Devin Toner, Ultan Dillane and Quinn Roux in the ranks, but both Henderson and Beirne would have been pressing hard for action. He must attend a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after being charged by the match citing commissioner. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has been dealt a second blow this evening with the news that Ulster second-row Iain Henderson is set to be sidelined "for several weeks". Jack Conan will continue his treatment at Leinster this week and will be fully fit to train next week. 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Marcell Coetzee also sustained a hamstring injury which the province say will be scanned today. The disciplinary committee, which will comprise of Roddy Dunlop QC (chair), Ian Douglas and Beth Dickens (all Scotland), will meet in Edinburgh to review the citing complaint with Henderson set to give evidence via video link. Henderson, 26, completed the entire 80 minutes for Ulster upon his return from a finger injury. The Liverpool captain sustained the issue in the latter stages of Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16. “Adam Byrne will travel to Portugal as Andrew Conway picked up a knock against Exeter at the weekend and will be unable to train this week,” continued the IRFU statement. The injury is likely to rule Henderson out of Ireland's opening Six Nations fixture against England on February 2. The lock is hoping to earn a recall to the Ireland squad for Sunday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome. “Rob Kearney and Jack McGrath will remain with Leinster in order to gain game time in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend. Read about our approach to external linking. He will join the three remaining second rows in the Ireland camp, who are Devin Toner, James Ryan and Ultan Dillane. The game was Henderson's 100th cap for the province. Ulster forward Iain Henderson has been cited for an alleged incident involving Ospreys flanker Sam Cross in last Saturday's Pro14 game in Bridgend. Connacht's Quinn Roux has been called up in his place. Leinster’s Adam Byrne has been added to the Irish contingent’s training camp in Portugal, with Rob Kearney and Jack McGrath remaining with the province this week for extra game time. Jordan Henderson is likely to be sidelined for around three weeks with a hamstring injury. Debutants Hugo Keenan and Will Connors are among the try scorers as Ireland post a big bonus-point win over Italy. Last updated on 18 February 201918 February 2019.From the section Irish Rugby. Henderson missed the opening two rounds of Ireland's Six Nations campaign through injury. “Iain Henderson suffered a finger injury that is likely to keep him sidelined for several weeks,” Ulster Rugby confirmed in a statement. Ulster's Iain Henderson is set to miss Ireland's opening Six Nations games against England and Scotland because of a finger injury. “This fresh injury is unrelated to his recently injured thumb.”. Iain Henderson has suffered a finger injury that will dent Ireland’s resources at lock for the start of their Six Nations defence. Jordan Henderson was withdrawn for the second half of Liverpool's trip to Chelsea with a thigh injury. Ulster also announced that Sean Reidy picked up a hand injury which will require surgery in the Leicester game while Billy Burns sustained a concussion and must now follow return to play protocols. British and Irish Lions lock Henderson’s absence will be a clear blow to head coach Joe Schmidt, especially off the back of in-form Munster second row Beirne’s injury too. Ireland called up Connacht’s Roux as cover, ahead of their clash against England in Dublin on February 2. Ireland will start the defence of their Six Nations title by hosting England in Dublin, before taking on Scotland at Murrayfield a week later. Ireland lock Iain Henderson is set to miss the start of the Six Nations due to a thumb injury, his club Ulster said on Monday. Armagh are back in Division One for the first time since 2012 after victory over Clare but Cavan are relegated to Division Three. By Richard Mulligan. “All other players reporting niggles from the weekend will be managed by the Ireland medical team in Portugal.”, This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). ©JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. “Connacht’s Quinn Roux has been called into the squad.”. The game was Henderson's 100th cap for the province. “Conway will be fully fit to train next week. Iain Henderson is set to miss the majority of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign after the Ulster forward underwent thumb surgery yesterday.Henderson, who scored two tries in the province’s 30-15 , Henderson was involved in an attempted clear-out of a ruck, which resulted in referee Quinton Immelman awarding a penalty against the Ulsterman. Registered in Ireland: 523712. Iain Henderson to miss Six Nations with thumb injury Ulster secondrow set for 10 weeks out with torn ligament Mon, Dec 17, 2018, 17:21 Updated: Mon, Dec 17, 2018, 19:48 The northern province released a statement saying Henderson had "suffered a finger injury" in Ulster's win against Leicester in the Champions Cup on Saturday, following on from the news that Tadhg Beirne picked up a knee injury playing for Munster over the weekend. Iain Henderson has suffered a finger injury that will dent Ireland's resources at lock for the start of their Six Nations defence. Henderson missed the opening two rounds of Ireland's Six Nations title defence through injury but is hoping to regain his place in the squad for the remaining matches against Italy, France and Wales. Former Scarlets lock Beirne starred again as Munster bruised past Exeter 9-7 in Saturday’s Champions Cup victory, though his injury loss is offset by Henderson’s return to action with Ulster. Beirne will now miss both encounters, but Ireland are expecting a better outlook for the likes of full-back Kearney, who is shaking off a minor thigh complaint. Henderson had only just returned from a five-week lay-off due to a thumb problem for Saturday’s 14-13 Champions Cup win at Leicester, and picked up a fresh injury in that Welford Road victory which secured a quarter-final berth for his Province. outstanding team of sports writers, Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox. Ireland confirmed on Monday morning that Beirne will miss the opening Six Nations matches, against England and Scotland, owing to a knee complaint. Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 9:39 am. Ulster lock Henderson’s new blow comes on the same day Munster second row Tadhg Beirne was ruled out of Ireland’s first two Six Nations encounters due to a knee problem. “Following a scan Tadgh Beirne has been ruled out of the opening two rounds of the 2019 Guinness Six Nations with a knee injury,” the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) confirmed in a statement.