O’Connell and Murray ruled out of Six Nations

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Ireland prepare for this weekend’s clash versus Scotland as news emerged of injury blows to Conor Murray and Paul O’Connell.

A scan revealed the injury is expected to require a 3-6 week recovery period for O’Connell, meaning that he could be a doubt for Munster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final with Ulster at the start of April. The Ireland squad will be announced at lunchtime on Wednesday.