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Concerns Grow As Sean Cronin Sits Out Captain’s Run

Sean Cronin’s fitness ahead of the Test series decider with Australia is under scrutiny, as the Leinster man sat out Friday’s captain’s run.

The IRFU were quick to state that Cronin, named in the starting XV for the clash with Australia ahead of Niall Scannell, is fit for the game and his absence from the captain’s run was merely precautionary.

Any potential injury to Cronin opens the door for Munster’s Niall Scannell to return to the front row, after an impressive display in last Saturday’s victory. However, it would be a major blow for Cronin, having worked so hard to force his way into Joe Schmidt’s selection.

Any Cronin injury would also see Rob Herring make the bench for Saturday’s bumper clash.

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