17 Sep 2011

Wallaby flanker out of Ireland match

7:34 pm on 17 September 2011

Wallaby flanker David Pocock has been ruled out of their Rugby World Cup pool match with Ireland on Saturday through injury.

Pocock, 23, is the only specialist opensider in the Australian squad. He was withdrawn from the team because of soreness associated with a back strain.

Ben McCalman, usually a blindside flanker or number eight, has been brought into the side in his place.

The match at Eden Park begins at 8pm.