2015 World U20 Championship: Wales' Rory Thornton ruled out

Rory Thornton
Thornton made seven appearances for Ospreys during the 2014-2015 season

Wales captain Rory Thornton will miss the rest of the World U20 Championship because of a knee injury.

The Ospreys lock, 20, will return to Wales for treatment and has been replaced in the squad by regional team-mate Matthew Dodd.

Thornton was named in Wales' 47-man World Cup training squad and was due to join up following the World U20 Championship.

Wales Under 20s face Ireland on Monday in the fifth place semi-final.

Their final game of the tournament will be against either Australia or Scotland on Saturday, 20 June.

Thornton captained the side in the pool defeats to France and reigning champions England and the 66-3 win over Japan.

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