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Welsh injury nightmare continues

2015-09-28 18:08

Cardiff - Wales epic World Cup win over England has come at a huge price with backs Scott Williams and Hallam Amos forced out of the tournament through injury, the team management said Monday.

They have been replaced by utility back James Hook, a member of the squad that reached the 2011 World Cup semi-finals, and fly-half Gareth Anscombe.

"Scott Williams (knee) and Amos (shoulder) have sustained injuries that will preclude them from taking further part in the tournament," the team statement said.

Liam Williams, who was concussed in the 28-25 victory, will not be considered for Wales' next match against Fiji in Cardiff on Thursday but may be considered for their final pool A game against Australia.

The departures of Amos and Williams are just the latest loss of key personnel to hit the Wales camp.

They lost fullback Leigh Halfpenny and scrum-half Rhys Webb to injury before the World Cup started, centre Cory Allen was sidelined after their opening 54-9 win over Uruguay while Jonathan Davies was ruled out earlier this year after suffering a serious injury playing for his French club Clermont

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