BBC Sport - Rugby World Cup 2015: O'Connell's Ireland era ends prematurely
O'Connell's Ireland era ends prematurely
- From the section Irish Rugby
Paul O'Connell's Ireland career is over after a serious hamstring injury rules him out of the remainder of the World Cup.
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.
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