Rugby World Cup: Rob Herring replaces injured Sean Cronin in Ireland squad


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Ulster hooker Rob Herring has been called into Ireland’s World Cup squad in place of the injured Sean Cronin.
Leinster forwards Cronin was ruled from the remainder of the World Cup.
Ireland captain Rory Greatest will start with Niall Scannell now vying to get a place on the bench with Herring against defending champions New Zealand in Saturday ‘s quarter-final in Tokyo.
Herring is the next player to join up during the championship, together with Jordi Murphy with the Irish squad.
The Ulster rear row substituted in practice Leinster’s Jack Conan, that sustained a foot injury.
The Republic of Ireland’s hopes of a Euro 2020 spot rest after a 2-0 defeat in Switzerland on next month’s final home match against Denmark.
Carl Frampton says he is”delighted” to be making his comeback as he prepares to face Tyler McCreary in vegas on 30 November.
Cian Healy states Ireland regard Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand as a”do or die” match for the present squad.

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