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Henderson hopeful of WC squad place
30 Aug 2015 13:01
Iain Henderson was moving house this weekend - 24 hours after effectively making himself an immovable World Cup option for Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt.
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Ulster forward Henderson proved to be the shining light for Ireland in an often error-strewn performance as the 6 Nations champions suffered a 16-10 home defeat against Wales in their penultimate World Cup warm-up game.
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It was Ireland's first loss at the Aviva Stadium since world champions New Zealand claimed a dramatic injury-time victory in November 2013, with captain Paul O'Connell not making the Dublin farewell to Test match rugby that he would have wanted.
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Schmidt will now finalise his 31-man World Cup squad, but Henderson should be among the first names on his list after a barnstorming display that included him scoring a try just before half-time.
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The 23-year-old offers back-row and second-row solidity for Schmidt, with that versatility proving a priceless commodity in terms of any squad selection.
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"I am moving house at the moment, but it (World Cup squad) definitely will be on my mind," Henderson said.
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"I tried to put my best foot forward. Hopefully, the coaches will select me."
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Henderson has played most of his rugby in the back-row, but it was at lock where he starred on Saturday, serving further notice of rich potential at the highest level.
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