Broken hand threatens Amor’s World Cup prospects

Ireland prop Kyle Amor could miss the World Cup after breaking his hand in training at Wakefield this week.

Amor, 26, is definitely out of this weekend’s clash against Huddersfield, and the injury leaves Ireland league fans and coach Mark Aston sweating over his availability for the end of season tournament.

Wakefield head coach Richard Agar told the Wakefield Express: “[Amor] won’t play this week and he’s keen to get a game in before the year’s out but we’d expect him at this moment to miss the rest of the year.

“He’s obviously wanting to play for Ireland in the World Cup as well so it could effect his chances of that. At this moment in time it’s early days and we’re waiting for a second opinion to see if it’s a hairline fracture that he can actually play with.”

Cumbrian Amor has made 26 appearances for Wakefield this season, and has previously played twice for Ireland – against Scotland and France in the 2011 European Cup.

Ireland will take on Australia, England and Fiji in the group stage of the World Cup, which kicks off on October 26.

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