BBC Sport - Rugby World Cup 2015: Ireland's Paul O'Connell on crutches

O'Connell exits team hotel on crutches

Paul O'Connell leaves the Ireland team hotel in Cardiff on crutches as his Ireland career ends due to the hamstring injury sustained in the World Cup win over France.

The 35-year-old is moving to French side Toulon after the tournament having being released early from his dual Munster and Ireland contract.

O'Connell suffered a "serious hamstring injury" shortly before half-time in Ireland's 24-9 win over France.

The lock, who will miss Ireland's World Cup quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday, is set to undergo surgery later this week.