Richardt Strauss ruled out of Six Nations

Strauss ruled out of Six Nations
© PA Photos
Ireland hooker Richardt Strauss will miss the Six Nations with an ankle ligament injury.

Ireland have been dealt a blow with the news that Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss will miss the Six Nations with an ankle ligament injury.

The 26-year-old is expected to be out of action for at least 10 weeks for the injury he suffered during his side's Heineken Cup win over Exeter Chiefs at the weekend.

As a result, Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has added Munster's James Coughlan, Tommy O'Donnell, Mike Sherry, Damien Varley and Ian Keatley to his training squad, in addition to Leinster duo Rhys Ruddock and Kevin McLaughlin.

Ireland are also sweating on Ulster's Roger Wilson's fitness ahead of next month's tournament.

Munster's Mick Sherry tries to do a runner on December 8, 2012
Read Next:
Result: Munster secure quarter-final spot with win
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account