Cian Healy left out of Ireland’s 33-man Rugby World Cup squad due to injury

Veteran prop Cian Healy has been left out of Ireland’s 33-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in France due to injury.

The 35-year-old suffered a calf drawback in Saturday night’s 17-13 warm-up win over Samoa.

He was helped from the sector by medical employees within the first half at Stade Jean Dauger in Bayonne earlier than being pictured on crutches.

Munster loosehead Jeremy Loughman has taken Healy’s place.

Ulster pair Jacob Stockdale and Tom Stewart and Connacht’s Cian Prendergast have been left out by Andy Farrell.

Leinster fly-half Ciaran Frawley and Munster hooker Diarmuid Barron additionally failed to make the lower.

Dan Sheehan, Ronan Kelleher, Jack Conan, Dave Kilcoyne and Keith Earls have been picked, regardless of latest injury points.

Fly-half Johnny Sexton, who has now accomplished a three-match ban, will captain his nation forward of retirement.

Eire start their marketing campaign on September 9 towards Romania in Bordeaux and likewise face Tonga, world champions South Africa and Scotland in Pool B.

Apart from the sidelined Healy, wing Stockdale is the best profile participant missed by head coach Farrell.

The 27-year-old, Ireland’s joint-sixth highest try-scorer with 19, has change into a peripheral determine because the final World Cup amid a sequence of health setbacks.

He began towards Samoa due to Earls’ late withdrawal with a niggle however was taken off with a hamstring subject.

Veteran Earls and first-choice extensive males James Lowe and Mack Hansen have been most popular to Stockdale.

Farrell’s choice to go along with an 18/15 cut up of forwards and backs sees Ulster centre Stuart McCloskey picked and back-rower Prendergast, who began final weekend’s 29-10 win over England, missed.

McCloskey has impressed when chosen however his alternatives at 12 have been restricted by the presence of Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw, as well as to some premature accidents.

The group consists of 16 gamers who travelled to the 2019 World Cup in Japan underneath predecessor Joe Schmidt.

Sexton, Conor Murray and Earls are every set for his or her fourth World Cups.

Common starters Hugo Keenan, Caelan Doris, Sheehan, Jamison Gibson-Park, Hansen and Lowe are among the many 17 gamers making ready for his or her first.

Versatile again Jimmy O’Brien, fly-half Jack Crowley and lock Joe McCarthy have every made the grade, having solely made worldwide debuts within the autumn.

Eire squad:

Forwards: Ryan Baird (Leinster), Finlay Bealham (Connacht), Tadhg Beirne (Munster), Jack Conan (Leinster), Caelan Doris (Leinster), Tadhg Furlong (Leinster), Iain Henderson (Ulster), Rob Herring (Ulster), Ronan Kelleher (Leinster), Dave Kilcoyne (Munster), Jeremy Loughman (Munster), Joe McCarthy (Leinster), Peter O’Mahony (Munster), Tom O’Toole (Ulster), Andrew Porter, (Leinster), James Ryan (Leinster), Dan Sheehan (Leinster), Josh van der Flier (Leinster).

Backs: Bundee Aki (Connacht), Ross Byrne (Leinster), Craig Casey (Munster), Jack Crowley (Munster), Keith Earls (Munster), Jamison Gibson-Park (Leinster), Mack Hansen (Connacht), Robbie Henshaw (Leinster), Hugo Keenan (Leinster), James Lowe (Leinster), Stuart McCloskey (Ulster), Conor Murray (Munster), Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster), Garry Ringrose (Leinster), Johnny Sexton (Leinster, captain).

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