Paul O’Connell out of Rugby World Cup with hamstring injury

first_imgTuesday Oct 13, 2015 Paul O’Connell out of Rugby World Cup with hamstring injury It’s been confirmed that Ireland legend Paul O’Connell will play no further part in this year’s Rugby World Cup. The 108 Test capped Munsterman suffered a bad hamstring injury during the 24-9 victory over France on Sunday. He will be replaced in the squad by Mike McCarthy.The 35-year-old, turning 36 in a week’s time, got caught in a ruck during the Pool D decider, and twisted in an awkward way. He will undergo surgery this week, but there is no chance of making it back for the knockouts.A leader through and through, O’Connell went on three Lions tours, and captained both Munster and Ireland. He won 3 Six Nations Championship titles, including 1 Grand Slam and four Triple Crowns. He went on the 2005, 2009 and 2013 Lions tours, winning the latter.He played 174 times for Munster, winning two Heineken Cups. He is set to play out his career at Toulon, but they may be dependant on recovery from this latest setback.We wish him well and join everyone in saying congratulations on a wonderful Test rugby career.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Ireland , Rugby World Cup Related Articles 27 WEEKS AGO IRFU back South African teams to join expanded… 29 WEEKS AGO James Lowe impresses with all-round performance… 43 WEEKS AGO De Allende back to full fitness ahead of… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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