Six Nations

Anscombe 'a waste of money'

2016-02-16 17:25
Gareth Anscombe (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Wales fullback Gareth Anscombe has been accused by a team-mate's brother of stealing caps in the Welsh side.

According to the Stuff website, Tom Morgan, who is the brother of Welsh international Matthew, took to social media to blast Anscombe for being a waste of money and blocking the path of true Welshmen from playing for Wales.

Tom Morgan tweeted: Anscombe has got nothing on matthew morgan. The kiwi boy plays like is he wearing a pair of rigger boots. Stuck in the mud #WhatAWasteOfMoney.

This was followed up by another tweet, where he accused the New Zealand-born fullback of only being in Wales for the money.

@Gareth_Anscombe kiwi boy over here on a pension scheme. Robbing caps from proper Welsh players.

The 24-year-old former Blues and Chiefs star moved to Wales to play for the Cardiff Blues in 2014 and is eligible to play for Wales through his Welsh-born mother.

Anscombe made his debut for Wales against Ireland in 2015 and played against Scotland last weekend in their 27-23 win, where he was selected on the bench ahead of Matthew Morgan.

Anscombe used emoticons to respond to the criticism, tweeting three laughing with tears faces and three money bags.

Tom Morgan later blamed his Twitter rant on being drunk, but his outburst is sure to cause some friction inside the Welsh camp.

Tom Morgan was recently on a UK TV show, called The Undateables to raise awareness of Tourette's, Asperger Syndrome, dyspraxia and ADHD - all conditions which he has struggled with.

Wales won the match 27-23.

Tom Morgan on Tuesday tweeted, People need to chill out ??, everyone is entitled to there opinion, it doesn't count for anything, piece out.

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