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Jack Conan Ruled Out Of World Cup

Jack Conan

Sean McMahon reporting from Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt confirmed in his post-match interview that Jack Conan is departing from the Rugby World Cup. 

Conan was originally pencilled in to feature in today’s historic 19-12 loss to Japan but a foot injury sustained in training ruled him out of the Pool A clash.

However, with Jordi Murphy being pulled from Ulster’s matchday squad on Friday night for their PRO14 opener against Ospreys and then Conan being spotted wearing a moon boot at today’s game, speculation increased as to Conan’s future in the squad.

Jack Conan

A downbeat Schmidt, who was speaking at the post-match press conference after the game, confirmed that Conan will return home to Ireland tomorrow because of a now confirmed fractured bone in his foot.

“Jack Conan, unfortunately, has a fracture in his foot and will return home to Ireland tomorrow,” Schmidt said.

It is understood that a decision will be made by Irish management tonight on who will be called up to the squad but it looks likely that it will be Murphy.

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