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Gareth Anscombe talks missing out on Rugby World Cup

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Sunday, 1 September 2019, 2:16PM
Gareth Anscombe of Wales leaves the field against England. (Photo / Photosport)
Gareth Anscombe of Wales leaves the field against England. (Photo / Photosport)

New Zealand-born rugby player Gareth Anscombe has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup with ligament damage in his right knee.

Anscombe, who plays for Wales, was hurt in the loss to England in a World Cup warmup game at Twickenham on Monday. No. 8 Taulupe Faletau broke his collarbone at training and will also miss the World Cup in Japan.

The Welsh Rugby Union said today that Anscombe has an anterior cruciate ligament injury. It didn't specify how long it expected Anscombe to be sidelined for but confirmed he was out of contention for the World Cup, which starts next month.

Anscombe was a key player in the Wales team that won the Six Nations title and Grand Slam in March.

He joined Martin Devlin to discuss the injury and his recovery, and whether he wants to play for New Zealand. 

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