Squad strength driving Ireland - Henry

Flanker Chris Henry says competition for places is helping keep Ireland's standards high at the current World Cup.

"Maybe at past tournaments and championships, the training team hasn't maybe put much pressure on the starting team but I don't think that is the case at this World Cup," said Henry.

Ulster player Henry impressed in Sunday's 44-10 win over Romania but will probably have to be content with a place on the bench this weekend against Italy, with Sean O'Brien and Peter O'Mahony expected to return to the back row.

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