Best rushed to hospital

An update on Simon Best is expected early on Thursday afternoon after the Ireland prop was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening.

Best was walking around town in Bordeaux when he suddenly started feeling unwell.

The 29-year-old complained of a loss of feeling down his right side and was immediately transferred to hospital where tests were carried out.

The results of the tests are expected back at lunchtime with the Ulster player becoming a possible doubt for Sunday’s crucial Pool clash with Argentina in Paris.

Ireland subsequently cancelled this morning’s World Cup media arrangements in light of the development.

“Simon spent the night in hospital,” said an Irish Rugby Football Union spokesman.

“He underwent further tests this morning to pinpoint the reason for the symptoms.

“He is comfortable now and we expect to have an update on his condition at 1pm [12:00 BST].”


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