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Concussions rule out McGrath and Kearney

Updated: Friday, 20 Jun 2014 15:13 | Comments

Luke McGrath and Michael Kearney sustained the injuries in Emerging Ireland's game against Uruguay
Luke McGrath and Michael Kearney sustained the injuries in Emerging Ireland's game against Uruguay

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Luke McGrath and Michael Kearney have been ruled out of Emerging Ireland's final game of the Nations Cup after suffering concussions.

McGrath and Kearney sustained the injuries during the 51-3 win over Uruguay on Wednesday and will not now face hosts Romania on Sunday.

McGrath has flown back to Ireland and will be replaced in the squad by Ulster's Michael Heaney.  Kearney will remain with the squad for the remainder of the tournament.

Both Romania and Emerging Ireland have recorded two victories in the Nations Cup, but the Irish side top the table courtesy of two bonus point victories over Russian and Uruguay.

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