Rugby World Cup 2019: Rob Herring replaces injured Sean Cronin as Ireland gear up for All Blacks

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Rob Herring flies out to Japan to replace injured Sean Cronin as Ireland gear up for Rugby World Cup quarter-final showdown with the All Blacks

  • Rob Herring has replaced the injured Sean Cronin in Ireland’s World Cup squad 
  • Cronin suffered a neck injury and was ruled out of the rest of the tournament
  • Ireland also confirm they will not appeal the ban handed out to Bundee Aki 

Rob Herring has flown to Japan to replace the injured Sean Cronin in Ireland’s World Cup squad.

Leinster hooker Cronin has suffered a neck injury and has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

Ulster front-rower Herring has linked up with Ireland, who face New Zealand in Saturday’s quarter-final in Tokyo.

Rob Herring has flown out to Japan to replace Sean Cronin in Ireland's World Cup squad

Rob Herring has flown out to Japan to replace Sean Cronin in Ireland’s World Cup squad

Ireland have also confirmed they will not appeal the three-week ban handed out to centre Bundee Aki, for his red card against Samoa.

‘Sean aggravated a pre-existing neck muscle complaint and has been ruled out of the remainder of RWC19,’ read an Irish Rugby Football Union statement.

‘Rob Herring has joined the Ireland squad in Tokyo.

‘The Ireland Management will not appeal the sanction handed down to Bundee.

‘We are disappointed with the outcome and believe that Bundee’s time will be best served helping prepare the squad for its remaining RWC19 fixtures.’

Leinster hooker Cronin was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering a neck injury

Leinster hooker Cronin was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering a neck injury

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