Carbery Injured As Ireland Beat Italy In World Cup Warm-up
Muhammad Rameez 9 days ago Sat 10th August 2019 | 10:54 PM
Fly-half Joey Carbery suffered an ankle injury as Ireland beat Italy 29-10 in Dublin in their first warm-up Test on Saturday ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup
Carbery, starting instead of world player of the year Johnny Sexton, was carried off the field with half an hour of play remaining after he was trapped under a heap of bodies.
The hosts were without head coach Joe Schmidt who had returned to his native New Zealand due to a family bereavement and made a sloppy start to proceedings in front a meagre crowd at the Aviva Stadium.
Carbery dotted down five minutes later and converted his own score.
Their advantage was extended five minutes into the second half with Jordi Murphy touching down but Carbery missed the conversion.
The Munster outside-half was then taken off the field on a cart on the 50-minute mark and was replaced by Jack Carty.
Andy Farrell's side then touched down for a fifth time as substitute scrum-half Kieran Marmion charged down an Ian McKinley attempted clearance with 17 minutes remaining in the final score of the game.