Rugby

Ireland lose back-up hooker for Bok Test

2017-10-24 12:26
Niall Scannell (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Munster have confirmed that hooker Niall Scannell underwent thumb surgery on Monday and is set to miss Ireland's November internationals.

Scannell sustained the injury in Munster's Round 1 Champions Cup win against Castres earlier this month and according to Munster's official website underwent surgery on Monday.

The 25-year-old is one of the back-ups to Rory Best for Ireland, but will now miss the upcoming Test matches.

Ireland host South Africa in their opening match on November 11 and clash with Fiji a week later before taking on Argentina on November 25.

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