Ireland tour of New Zealand
Isaac Boss ruled out of Kiwi trip
May 29, 2012
Isaac Boss will not travel to New Zealand with Ireland © PA Photos
Ireland scrum-half Isaac Boss has been ruled out of their three-Test tour to New Zealand.
Boss picked up a thigh injury in the warm-up ahead of Leinster's Heineken Cup win over Ulster. Boss had previously hoped to prove his fitness to Declan Kidney and the rest of his backroom staff, but with the party leaving for New Zealand on Thursday, Boss will remain in Dublin.
Ulster's Paul Marshall now seems inline to get the nod for a spot on the plane. In better news for Ireland though, Paul O'Connell still harbours hopes of making the trip. The lock will continue his rehabilitation from his knee injury in London and will miss Thursday's flight with his fitness test on Friday.
With Kidney opting to leave a few blank spaces in his squad, he will announce the full squad for the tour on Wednesday after their clash with the Barbarians tonight at Kingsholm.
© ESPN EMEA Ltd
We bring you our pick of the best pictures from around the world in the last seven days with the battle for Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup glory taking centre stage
"If you listen carefully you should be able to hear them mining the granite for the statue of a certain Jonny Wilkinson" Graham Jenkins reports from the Heineken Cup Final
Quade Cooper's defence is better than it was 12 months ago and Robbie Deans has erred in omitting him from the core Wallabies squad to play the Lions, Greg Growden writes
"People on the outside think unfounded thoughts on Toulon." Tom Hamilton talks to RCT lock Nick Kennedy ahead of Saturday's Heineken Cup final against Clermont