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Ireland's Rory Best injured his shoulder during their win over Italy Ireland's Rory Best injured his shoulder during their win over Italy CREDIT: Rugby World Cup 2011

Ireland call in Sherry as cover for Best

Wednesday 5 October 2011, 1:50AM
By Rugby World Cup 2011
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WELLINGTON CITY

Ireland have announced that Munster hooker Michael Sherry will travel to New Zealand as precautionary cover for the injured Rory Best.

Best is still being assessed as he recovers from a shoulder injury he suffered in Ireland's match against Italy on Sunday.

Ireland kicking coach Mark Tainton confirmed on Tuesday that Best was doubtful for the quarter-final match against Wales on Saturday.

"His chances at the moment, they're long. He's doubtful for this weekend but he's not ruled out of the competition," Tainton said.

The 23-year-old Sherry, who will join the team in Wellington on Thursday, has yet to make his international debut for Ireland.