Irish flanker Corkery pulls out
Ireland's long serving flanker David Corkery has been forced to pull out of the World Cup squad because of a continuing back problem.
The injury has failed to respond to treatment and if any thing has worsened over the last 48 hours.
Shannon's Alan Quinlan will take his place in the squad. Quinlan has yet to make his test debut, although he has been on the fringes of the squad for the last two years.
Corkery, who was first capped against Australia in 1994 was a key member of the 1995 World Cup squad and has played a total of 27 times for Ireland. He had been chosen in the starting line-up for Friday's pool E match against Romania at Lansdowne Road - his place in the team for that game will be announced later today.
The Irish will also decide today whether or not to appeal against the disciplinary committee's decision to suspend flanker Trevor Brennan for two matches after he was involved in a punch-up with Toutai Kefu in Sunday's 23-3 defeat by Australia.