Henshaw likely to face Sam, oa
Jordi Murphy will not be going home from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The Ulster flanker suffered a rib injury in last week's 35-0 win over Russia, but Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell says they are hoping he will train fully on Thursday.
Athlone's Robbie Henshaw is back in full training and looks likely to start against Samoa.
Meanwhile World Rugby are monitoring the development of a typhoon that could hit Japan on Saturday - the day Joe Schmidt's side play Samoa in Fukuoka