Wales Rugby World Cup injury worries worsen

Wales’ injury worries for the 2015 Rugby World Cup deepened over the weekend
as it was revealed that Gareth Anscombe will not be available for at least two weeks.

Wales are already sweating on the fitness and availability of scrumhalf Rhys
Webb and fullback Leigh Halfpenny who were both stretchered off against Italy
on Saturday.

Halfpenny was already playing with a strapped knee but fell awkwardly and appears
to have damaged the knee further and the team are waiting for scans to determine
the extent of the damage.

New Zealand born Anscombe who qualifies for Wales throught his Welsh-born mother
and missed out on selection for Wales’ initial 31-man squad but is thought to
be in line for a call up if Halfpenny is ruled out.

Anscombe’s Cardiff Blues coach Danny Wilson says that Anscombe is still nursing
an ankle injury and will not play for at least two to three more weeks.

If Wales coach Warren Gatland also loses scrum-half Rhys Webb it is likely
that Racing 92’s Mike Phillips will be called up as replacement.

In terms of place kicking Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar could take over from
Halfpenny should he be ruled out.

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