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Wales suffer Faletau blow

1st August 2019, 17:10 by Jack Ogalbe

Wales have confirmed Taulupe Faletau will miss the World Cup due to a collarbone injury.

The number eight suffered the setback during training and the WRU say he requires surgery that will sideline him for the tournament in Japan.

Faletau has been cursed with poor luck in recent years, breaking his arm twice last season, with his last Test appearance coming in March 2018.

The second of those breaks came as he returned for Bath in the Champions Cup against Wasps in January, preventing him from playing a role in what would have been his third Six Nations success.

Having played at both the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, it was hoped he would be able to add to his 72 caps in Japan.

However, poor luck has struck again with him damaging a collarbone during his team's warm-up camp in Switzerland.

Warren Gatland's squad are currently gearing up for two warm-up Tests against England and an appearance against Ireland.

They begin their quest for a maiden Webb Ellis Cup success against Georgia on September 23.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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