Rory Best included in final Ireland squad

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Rory Best has been included in the Ireland team submitted at the deadline for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Wales.

All matchday 22s must be finalised 48 hours before kick-off, in this case 6am BST at Wellington Regional Stadium.



Best's inclusion indicates he has a chance of completing his recovery from his shoulder injury in time to face Wales.



The Ulster hooker sprained the AC joint on his right shoulder during Sunday's 36-6 victory over Italy and has been receiving intensive treatment since.



He will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness with Sean Cronin ready to step up from the bench should he suffer a setback.



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