Rugby Toner misses out on Ireland squad

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    Devin Toner and his 67 caps were left out of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad on Monday in favor of a South African-born lock who made his debut less than a month ago.

    Toner started 50 of Joe Schmidt’s 67 tests as Ireland coach, but he was the biggest name to miss out on the squad for the World Cup in Japan this month.

    His omission drew sympathy from World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot.

    “If I was Devin Toner … I will be asking WR for answers. I feel sorry for him; nothing against for who was properly selected for the RWC19 by the way. But feel that way,” Pichot tweeted.

    Jean Kleyn, who qualified for Ireland on residency two days before his test debut on Aug. 10 in the warmup

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