Jordi Murphy facing lengthy stint on the sidelines with severe knee injury

Six players have been added to the Irish squad for Canada clash

Jordi Murphy facing lengthy stint on the sidelines with severe knee injury

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Jordi Murphy has been ruled out for at least six months after sustaining a torn ACL injury during Ireland's famous test victory over New Zealand.

His enforced absence is a blow for Joe Schmidt but on the positive side, six players have been added to the squad ahead of their upcoming fixture against Canada. Connacht's Niyi Adeolokun and Tiernan O'Halloran have both been given the nod along with Dave Kilcoyne, Jack O'Donoghue and Darren Sweetnam of Munster. Leinster's Dan Leavy has also received a call-up to bolster the 39-man panel.

Ireland face Canada in the Aviva Stadium this Saturday.

Ireland Squad for Canada
Niyi Adeolukun (Connacht)*
Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) c
Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Leinster)
Sean Cronin (St Marys/Leinster)
Ultan Dillane (Corinthians/Connacht)
Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster)
Tadgh Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster)
Craig Gilroy (Ulster)
Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster)
Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vc
Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster)
Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster)
Billy Holland (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster)
Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster)
Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster)
Dan Leavy (UCD/Leinster)*
Kieran Marmion (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Luke Marshall (Ulster)
Jack McGrath (St Marys/Leinster)
Luke McGrath (UCD/Leinster)*
Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster)
Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster)
Jack O'Donoghue (UL Bohemians/Munster)*
Tiernan O'Halloran (Buccaneers/Connacht)
Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster)
Jared Payne (Ulster)
Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster)*
Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster)
John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Jonathan Sexton (St Marys/Leinster)
CJ Stander (Munster)
Darren Sweetnam (Cork Constitution/Munster)*
Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster)
James Tracy (UCD/Leinster)*
Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster)
Josh van der Flier (UCD/Leinster)
Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster)