Warburton out of Aus clash

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:00

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Wales skipper Sam Warburton will miss his team's match against Australia due to a neck injury. 

Warburton, who was previously sidelined with a fractured cheekbone, was released back to his club, the Cardiff Blues, to get some match action.

According to the South Wales-Evening Post the skipper will be replaced by Ospreys flank Justin Tipuric. 

No.8 Taulupe Faletau was also ruled out with a knee injury while Liam Williams, who rolled his ankle, is highly unlikely to regain fitness before the clash against the Wallabies. 

"Liam was in a boot all last week, it did look quite a serious injury, but we will wait last minute with the medics and we will be guided by them," said defence coach Shaun Edwards.

"We are hopeful he'll play, but he will definitely play a part in this series,"

Howley will name the Wales side on Thursday 

Source: South Wales Evening Post