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Last Updated: Saturday, 11 August 2007, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK
Horgan injury worry for Ireland
Shane Horgan
Shane Horgan is doubtful for the Rugby World Cup
Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has said he is "very worried" about the fitness of Shane Horgan who injured a knee in a World Cup warm-up defeat by Scotland.

"Shane was a replacement but twisted his knee in the warm-up and Andrew Trimble came in," said O'Sullivan.

"Shane will have a scan in the morning to assess the extent of the damage.

"Brian O'Driscoll came off with a tight hamstring and a sore wrist and other players took knocks. I have some tough decisions before naming my squad."

The Ireland coach said that a below-par first-half display cost his side dear in the 31-21 loss to the Scots at Murrayfield.

606: DEBATE

"We did not defend as well as we would like and we conceded some poor tries while our set-piece creaked early on, although it got better as the match went on.

"It was not a day for the wingers but the back five had plenty to do in a bit of trench warfare.

"In the first half, we tried to play too left to right instead of up the middle but in the end we could have won against a strong Scotland side.

"This was a good test of what we want to do and where we want to go and I will take time over my selection," added O'Sullivan.

The Ireland squad is due to be named at 1100 BST on Sunday morning.



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Scotland 31-21 Ireland
11 Aug 07 |  Irish


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