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Arm injury casts major doubt on Rhy Ruddock's World Cup chances

Published 17/06/2015 | 21:57

Leinster's Rhys Ruddock
Leinster's Rhys Ruddock

Rhys Ruddock is a doubt for the 2015 World Cup after sustaining an arm injury for Emerging Ireland in the Tblisi Cup today.

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The team captain was replaced after 30 minutes of today’s 33 – 7 win over Uruguay and is now in danger of missing out of possible selection because of a recurrence of an arm injury.

Ruddock broke his right forearem in Leinster’s Champions Cup meeting with Harlequins in December. The powerful flanker returned to provincial action during the Six Nations, but suffered a recurrence of the problem after two games back.

Emerging Ireland coach Allen Clarke said he will miss the rest of the Tblisi Cup, but time will tell how serious the injury is.

 “It’s early days, but he’ll go for an x-ray and the result of that x-ray will tell us where he is,” Clarke told

“He’s had a knock there before, but I’m not the expert. It would be wrong to second guess the x-ray. I’ve concern for him as an individual, but he’s a resilient young man, he’ll bounce back. It rules him out of the rest of the tournament.”

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