Sport: Irish Under 19 rugby team withdraws from World Championships.

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The Irish Under-19 rugby team has withdrawn from the World Championships in South Africa after the tragic death of one of its star players. 18-year-old John McCall died on Saturday after being carried from the pitch 20 minutes into their game against New Zealand.Although the cause of death is not fully known, it’s reported he suffered”sudden death syndrome” – a term used for cardiac arrest in young people. The Minister for Sport John ODonoghue has issued a statement of sympathycalling it a “dreadful tragedy”.