Injured Ferris to miss Ireland tour

Published Sunday, 27 May 2012
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A calf injury has ruled Stephen Ferris out of the Ireland squad to tour New Zealand next month.

Injured Ferris to miss Ireland tour
Ireland's Stephen Ferris during the 6 Nations. (© Getty)

Ferris sustained the injury during the Heineken Cup final at Twickenham when Ulster lost to provincial rivals Leinster.

He will be replaced by Dublin-born back rower Kevin McLaughlin, of Leinster, who narrowly missed out on selection for the original 29-man squad named earlier this week.

McLaughlin made his Ireland debut against Italy during the 2010 Six Nations and won his second cap as a replacement in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Scotland last August.

The IRFU said there are still a number of remaining positions to be filled in the Ireland squad for the New Zealand tour.

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