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Powerful ball-carrier Henderson will feature at both blindside flanker and second row against Italy on Saturday, with head coach Joe Schmidt admitting Ireland are “muddling through” working out his best position. The 22-year-old will start at six in place of hamstring injury victim Peter O’Mahony for Ireland’s penultimate RBS 6 Nations match. Ireland wing Trimble tipped level-headed Henderson to cause havoc with ball in hand in his first Six Nations start. “He’s the man-child, he’s got mutant strength for a 22-year-old, and he’s still got to fill out his frame,” said Trimble. “He’s going to be unbelievable and already at this stage he’s pretty influential when he gets his hands on the ball. “So he’s going to make an impact on Saturday, definitely. “Iain takes everything in his stride to be honest, I’ve never seem him unbelievably happy and I’ve never seem him really disappointed. “He’s just steady, you never really see a lot of emotion out of him, he just does the job. “Going from training and the way that Joe (Schmidt) gets on with him, he’s certainly someone that Joe likes a lot. “It’s very easy to appreciate all the things he brings to the game.” Andrew Trimble believes Ulster and Ireland team-mate Iain Henderson has the potential to go far at international level once he bulks out with age. Craigavon-born Henderson has 34 Ulster appearances since his debut in April 2012, featuring 12 times for his province this term. Schmidt has selected Leinster back-row duo Jordi Murphy and Tommy O’Donnell on Ireland’s bench ahead of natural lock cover. The former Leinster boss admitted Henderson is likely to move to lock in Saturday’s latter stages, so Ireland can view him in both the back and second row. “We’re muddling our way through that to be honest,” said Schmidt on defining Henderson’s best position. “We think he’s athletic enough to play six, we think he’s a fantastic line-out option to have there, and it’s why we didn’t select a second row on the bench as tempted as we were to include Mike McCarthy. “We felt we had good options to go to, but we felt that Iain might finish the game in the second row for a period of time and that will give us a look at both positions. “I’m not sure that Ulster have quite worked out where he fits either, because he plays a bit of both for them as well.” Press Association
Both Wydad and Esperance filled different appeals at CAS, which upheld that of Esperance and thus annulled the decision of the CAF Executive Committee.CAF in a statement on Thursday morning insisted that CAS decision was “only for procedural reasons. However, CAF has yet to receive the summarized decision.”According to CAF, the CAS Panel has decided to refer the case to the competent CAF bodies to apply the appropriate disciplinary sanctions, if any, and accordingly decide whether the second leg of the CAF Champions League 2018/19 season shall be replayed or not.“In this regard, CAF announces that the competent bodies will meet shortly to decide on the case and details will be communicated in due course.”Tunisia’s Esperance and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca lodged appeals after the CAF Executive Committee decided to replay the second leg – both felt they should be awarded the win.Wydad had a goal disallowed and left the pitch because VAR was not working.Esperance were winning 2-1 on aggregate and declared champions initially.The home side were handed the trophy and winners’ medals after a two-hour delay on 1 June, but were told to return them days later after CAF ordered a replay on neutral territory, citing “unsafe conditions”.Both clubs think they should be named champions and given the prize money. Wydad’s request was rejected by CAS, with Esperance’s appeal to be investigated at a later date.Play in the second leg was halted after Wydad thought they had equalised on 59 minutes through Walid El Karti’s header but it was disallowed for an infringement.The video assistant referee system was visible on the side of the pitch but the players had not been told it was not in use because of a malfunction.After appeals by both clubs, CAS ruled that CAF’s executive committee “did not have jurisdiction” to order that the final be replayed.It has ordered “competent CAF authorities to review the incidents”, specifically to refer the case to its proper disciplinary structures for a decision on whether the game will be replayed or not.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The end is yet to come on the controversial 2019 CAF Champions League final match involving Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco and Espérance Sportive de Tunis of Tunisia. CAF has decided to appeal the decision of the Court of Arbitration on Sports.On Wednesday, CAS ruled in favour of the Tunisian club, which had been originally awarded the trophy following the refusal of Wydad to continue with the return leg match on account of a disputed goal.The Emergency Committee of CAF, meeting on the sidelines of FIFA Congress in Paris in June ruled that the final match be replayed in a neutral ground after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.