23/12/2019

Joe Carbery: Ireland fly-half fit ahead of Samoa Pool D match


Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery has declared himself fit ahead of Saturdays Pool A decider.
Despite taking a foot injury, was attracted and states he is ready to repay the faith shown in him from the Ireland coaching team.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt endorsed him to shake off the shoulder ligament problem he endured in in Dublin in Augusts 29-10 victory over Italy and desired Carbery in his group – despite the fears he could miss the tournament.
, although the 23-year-old came off the bench to the host nation, Japan aggravated his ankle issue and has been a late withdrawal against the triumph over Russia.
However, Carbery has obtained atremendous confidence boost before Saturdays match, he says, following training entirely and without impediment on Tuesday.
Hopefully Im 100 per cent now, its been a pretty frustrating year with accidents, explained Carbery.
But I am fully back now and feel back to myself as I had been. I guess I will get out there and do what Ive been performing.
I guess with the timing of the injury before we left Japan, and also the character of it too, it was definitely going to be a bit of a frustration.
But to be honest I was lucky enough to even be contemplated and that I did enough to get on the airplane.
The coaches revealed a great deal of faith in me and Im really thankful for it. I would like to repay that faith today. I wish to go out and perform the job and reveal that they werent wrong; thats certainly in the back of my mind.

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