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Murray and Henshaw out of All Blacks Test

Ireland will be without Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw when they face New Zealand on Saturday.

Murray has not played this season due to a neck injury and the scrum-half will not face the world champions or the United States the following weekend.

Henshaw was a late withdrawal for the victory over Argentina last Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury and the centre has also been ruled out of the remainder of the November Tests.

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said he expected Murray to be fit for the encounter at the Aviva Stadium, but the pivot is not ready to return.

Ireland will also be without back-row Sean O’Brien, who broke his arm in a 28-17 defeat of the Pumas. 

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