Rugby World Cup: Welsh Injury Woes
Props Samson Lee and Paul James have calf concerns and Aaron Jarvis is also a worry.
Allen scored a first half hat-trick (only the fifth Wales player in World Cup history to score 3 in a match) but was taken off in the second half after injuring his hamstring. Manager Warren Gatland said that Allen had suffered ‘a significant tear’ in his hamstring.
Wales’ injury list is now a great cause for concern: Samson lee and Paul James (calf), Aaron Jarvis (ribs), Liam Williams (thigh).
A worried Gatland added, ”We may have to make a tough decision in terms of the props, because we have to have five props. At the moment we’ve only got three that could take the field and we have to have four.”
Flanker Dan Lydiate was also taken off to be assessed for a head injury, but the British and Irish Lions player passed the head injury protocol tests.
It looks as though Wales will have to play minus some of their best players for their next few games – including England at Twickenham on Saturday night. In contrast, the England squad are injury-free and rumours are circulating that the Vunipola brothers will be in the starting XV.
Josh, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy