Ireland full-back Rob Kearney is making good progress from his mild gluetal strain, which he picked up in his side's 44-10 Rugby World Cup Pool D win against Romania, and is expected to be in contention to play Italy in their round three match on Sunday.

Centre Keith Earls has completed stage three of his head injury assessment, and will resume full training, while Jordi Murphy, who suffered a dead leg against Romania, will train fully this week.

Simon Zebo will rejoin the squad later today after attending his grandfather's funeral in Cork.

No fresh injury concerns have been reported as the squad move to Guildford this week ahead of their clash with Italy at the Olympic Stadium.

Their match-day 23 will be named at lunchtime on Friday.