Ireland U20s talisman James Ryan is a big injury worry heading into the business end of the tournament. The captain has lead the team from the front since the Six Nations, came into the tournament with a calf worry.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) June 15, 2016
Ryan was initially named on the replacements for Wednesday's final pool game with Georgia, but has been withdrawn from the squad. We're hoping that the move is purely precautionary, and that Ryan is being kept for the semi-finals of the tournament.
No official word has come from the Ireland squad about whether Ryan will be able to continue in the championships, but if he can't it will be a huge blow with outhalf Bill Johnston already gone from the squad.
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