Ireland Forwards Coach Praises Henshaw Attitude Ahead Of All Blacks Showdown

Simon Easterby was speaking to the media in Japan this morning.

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby believes the suspended Bundee Aki can still have a 'massive' influence on their preparations for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand. 

The Connacht centre has been hit with a three-week ban following his red card in last weekend's victory against Samoa and the I-R-F-U are still deciding whether to appeal. 

Easterby says Aki is continuing to train with the squad and is providing insider information on the nation of his birth: 

He also praised Athlone's Robbie Henshaw on his attention to detail during his recovery from injury:

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