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Rugby: Irish opener Carbery absent until World Cup


Rugby: Irish opener Carbery absent until World Cup

Paris (AFP)

Opener of the XV of Ireland Joey Carbery, touched ankle Saturday against Italy, will be absent between 4 and 6 weeks and can hope to be put back for the beginning of the World Cup (September 20 - November 2), has said Wednesday the Irish Federation (IRFU).

The N.10 of Munster, wounded on a regrouping and evacuated on stretcher, will be treated within the selection, left in Portugal for a training camp under the sun.

Carbery (23 years old, 19 caps) is since the end of 2017 the lining of Johnny Sexton, currently spared after an injury to an inch and the IRFU gives no news. The uncertainty about the health of both players is causing concern on the island because the other openers of the group, Ross Byrne (Leinster) and Jacky Carty (Connacht), have only 6 selections between them.

Placed in Pool A with Scotland, Japan, Russia and Samoa, Ireland faces its main opponent, Scotland, first on 22 September in Yokohama.

© 2019 AFP

Source: france24

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