Irish Team Update Ahead Six Nations against Italy Kick off 2:30pm February 5th 2011

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Updated: January 27, 2011

The Irish Rugby Team have issued an update on the injury situation ahead of the Six Nations.

Tommy Bowe has been ruled out of the opening game against Italy on February 5th. Bowe has been carrying a knee injury which was reviewed by both the Ospreys and Ireland medical teams and respective specialist consultants. It was concluded that Bowe would not be fit to play for the Italy game and the Ireland medical team will continue to liaise with the Ospreys to determine when he will be fit to return to play.

Jamie heaslip also had his ankle injury reviewed by a specialist on Wednesday and confirmed the he will not be available for selection for the Italy game. Heaslip will continue his rehabilitation and has not been ruled out of contention for the France game at this point.

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