Robbie Henshaw to return to Ir...


Robbie Henshaw to return to Ireland team training this week

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Robbie Henshaw will return to team training with Ireland this week ahead of Saturday's clash with New Zealand. 

The Leinster centre has been struggling with a foot injury and didn't feature in Saturday's win over Japan.

However, the latest squad update today stated that he will 'be re-integrated across the week as he completes his rehab programme.'

Henshaw hasn't featured at club or international level yet this season.

He did, however, start all three tests for the British and Irish Lions on their summer tour to South Africa.

Speaking last month, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen said his recovery was 'a little slower' than had originally been anticipated.

Elsewhere, Gavin Coombes has been ruled out with illness and won't be involved this week.

The good news for Andy Farrell is that there are no fresh injury concerns following the win over Japan on Saturday.

Ireland produced an encouraging display to run out 60-5 winners at the Aviva Stadium.

Their game against New Zealand will be before a full house at the Lansdowne Road venue on Saturday afternoon.

Kick-off is at 3.15pm.

New Zealand come to Dublin off the back of a 47-9 defeat of Italy last weekend.

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