Ireland have been dealt a huge blow in their Six Nations bid as centre Robbie Henshaw has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament after suffering an injury during the win over Italy, according to a report on BBC Sport.

Henshaw landed awkwardly on his shoulder when scoring a try for Ireland and left the pitch in serious discomfort.

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The 24-year-old has already undergone an operation on his right shoulder but will play no further part for Ireland in this year’s Six Nations tournament.

The Leinster player looked in severe pain and was aided off the pitch by a doctor. The injury was a huge dampener for Ireland on what was an emphatic victory.

Ireland have made a very impressive start to the tournament and are currently at the top of the standings on points difference after wins over France and Italy in the first two rounds of the competition.

Ireland have had bad luck with injuries already after Josh van der Flier was also ruled out of the tournament following round one due to injuring ligaments in his knee.

However, there is some good news for Ireland, as Tadhg Furlong and Jack Conan are expected to recover in time for their clash with Wales in round three.