Cian Healy insists Ireland are aiming to win the World Cup and the British & Irish Lions prop says he will be back from injury to aid their cause.
The 27-year-old has suffered a frustrating season with injury, and neck surgery brought a premature end to his domestic campaign with Leinster.
However, Healy – who toured with the Lions for their 2013 series with Australia – says he is on the road to recovery.
And the front row admits he’s got his eyes on World Cup glory when he does return to full fitness.
“With the attitude everyone has, I'd have no qualms in saying we're going into it to win it,” said Healy, who was speaking at the launch of FLEXISEQ.
“There's nothing else in our mentality. We've gone from strength to strength. Every player loves being in there, and the environment is amazing.”
On his rehabilitation from injury, Healy added: “The surgeon me sat down and told me that it is all going well, I’ll be ready by the end of July to be hitting scrums and full tackles.
“After surgery, he came out and said that everything went as well, if not better than expected. There’s going to be something going wrong for me to not make it. From now there’s not much that can go wrong.”
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