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U20s lose captain Nick McCarthy to injury for remainder of World Championship

Munster’s Jack Cullen has been flown in.

Updated at 14:55

IRELAND’S U20 SIDE will be without scrum-half and captain Nick McCarthy for the remainder of the World Championship after a shoulder injury ended his tournament.

The Leinster academy player suffered the injury during Tuesday’s 25-3 defeat to New Zealand, which ended their chances of making it to the last four of the tournament.

You can check out the highlights from Tuesday’s game below.

Source: World Rugby/YouTube

Munster’s Jack Cullen has been called up as cover for the injured McCarthy, meaning Ireland will now have to complete the tournament without their first choice half-back pairing, after Ross Byrne withdrew from the squad with a back injury last week.

Head coach will now hand the captaincy over to second row Josh Murphy for Monday’s 5th place semi-final against Wales.

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