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Ireland dealt hammer blow as Dan Leavy is ruled out of the Rugby World Cup following knee injury Dan Leavy has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with a knee injury  The Ireland flanker damaged his knee against Ulster on Saturday 'Dan Leavy had a scan on a complex knee ligament injury,' Leinster announced

By Duncan Bech, Press Association

Published: 14:11 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 14:11 BST, 1 April 2019

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Ireland's quest to win a first World Cup has suffered a major setback after Dan Leavy was ruled out of the tournament by a knee injury described by Leinster as 'complex'.

Leavy lasted only 11 minutes of Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final victory over Ulster before he was carried from the pitch on a stretcher having replaced Sean O'Brien in the second-half.

The 24-year-old openside had just

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