Assistant coach Andy Farrell says Rob Kearney and Keith Earls are available to play for Ireland in their Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland.
Farrell said full-back Kearney and centre Earls “ran well” in training on Wednesday and he expects the duo to be ready for the Pool A opener in Yokohama on Sunday.
Kearney had suffered a problem with his calf and Earls has been battling back from a thigh complaint.
“We’re pleased with how things have gone today,” said Farrell. “Rob and Keith Earls ran well, and trained well.
“There are a few protocols that they need to go to, so that’s what we need to adhere to with the medical staff. But they are very happy.
“They are available, so we’ve obviously another session to go on Friday.
“It’s Wednesday. The game’s on Sunday, so we’re building nicely. Everybody (barring Robbie Henshaw) is available for selection.”
Henshaw will definitely miss Sunday’s Rugby World Cup opener due to his hamstring issue, but Ireland still hope he will be fit for their second Pool A match against Japan.
Farrell confirmed that Joey Carbery was fully fit, with the fly-half likely to take a seat on the bench against the Scots.