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Ireland's Flannery out of RWC due to calf injury

Updated: September 14, 2011, 08:56


AUCKLAND, New Zealand(AP) Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery is out of the Rugby World Cup after tearing a calf muscle in training before he was due to be a substitute in the pivotal Pool C match against Australia on Saturday.

The Irish Rugby Union announced the withdrawal on its website Wednesday, saying an MRI scan showed Flannery won't be able to play again for up to six weeks. The final is on Oct. 23.

Ireland team manager Paul McNaughton says "it is particularly disappointing for Jerry to have suffered this injury at this point in the tournament.''

Munster hooker Damien Varley has been called up to the squad.

Sean Cronin will join the reserves bench as backup for hooker Rory Best in the match at Eden Park against the Wallabies.

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