Robbie Henshaw is unlikely to feature in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup opener against Scotland this Sunday (KO 8.45am Irish/4.45pm local).

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek provided an update on Henshaw when he spoke to the media today.

“Robbie’s looking unlikely for this weekend, obviously,” Feek said.

“I think it’s reasonably positive in terms of what we saw. Some of these guys, day by day, week by week, things can improve quicker than the average human.

“Robbie’s a good man, great to have around and his work ethic is incredible.”

Ireland face Scotland this Sunday, then take on hosts Japan the following Saturday (KO 8.15am Irish/4.15pm local).

They finish out the pool stage with games against Russia (3 October) and Samoa (12 October).

Ireland Rugby World Cup Fixtures – Pool A

Ireland v Scotland, International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City (KO 8.45am Irish/4.45pm local)
Japan v Ireland, Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka Prefecture (KO 8.15am Irish/4.15pm local)
Ireland v Russia, Kobe Misaki Stadium, Kobe City (KO 11.15am Irish/7.15pm local)
Ireland v Samoa, Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City (KO11.45am Irish/7.45pm local)