Ireland injury concern as first-choice hooker Best suffers from shoulder complaint


Rory Best's participation in Ireland's World Cup quarter-final against Wales on Saturday is in serious doubt.

Best sprained the AC join in his right shoulder during Sunday's 36-6 victory over Italy at Otago Stadium and is receiving treatment.

Serious doubt: Rory Best receives treatment on Sunday against Italy

Serious doubt: Rory Best receives treatment on Sunday against Italy

A replacement for the Ulster hooker, who has been playing the best rugby of his Ireland career, has yet to be summoned and a clearer picture over his condition will emerge on Tuesday.

'Rory's doubtful for the weekend but we haven't written him off just yet,' said manager Paul McNaughton.

Biding their time: Ireland haven't named a replacement yet

Biding their time: Ireland haven't named a replacement yet

'We'll assess it tomorrow (Tuesday) and have more information then. He's definitely doubtful.

'He's getting manipulation at the moment. We'll have a better idea tomorrow after a morning's treatment.'

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