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Rhys Webb ruled out of World Cup for Wales

Rhys Webb has been ruled out of the World Cup with a foot injury. Credit: PA

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb has been ruled out of the World Cup with a foot injury, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.

Webb, last season's Welsh player of the year, was injured during Wales' 23-19 World Cup warm-up victory over Italy in Cardiff on Saturday.

"Scrum-half Rhys Webb has been ruled out of @rugbyworldcup with foot injury. Further examination on foot and knee to come," the WRU said on its official Twitter account.


Injured Wales star Halfpenny ruled out of Rugby World Cup

Halfpenny was taken off on a stretcher during Wales' game against Italy on Saturday. Credit: PA

Wales full back Leigh Halfpenny has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a cruciate ligament injury.

The 26-year-old was taken off on a stretcher during Wales' final warm-up game against Italy on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Welsh squad said: "Leigh will undergo further examination and assessment before further details are announced."

Coleman calls for focus as Wales edge closer to Euro 2016

Chris Coleman's side are a win away from Euro 2016. Credit: PA

Chris Coleman promises his Wales side will not be distracted by the hype as they enter uncharted territory.

Victory over Israel in Cardiff on Sunday evening will stamp Wales' ticket to next summer's Euro 2016 finals and end a 58-year wait for the nation to play at a major championship.

"We all know what the possibilities are and what it's going to be like," Coleman said at his pre-match press conference.

"There's going to be a fantastic atmosphere but we mustn't get caught up in it because if you do that you stop thinking about what got you there in the first place.

"We'll stick to the game plan and I'm not bothered about the performance being remembered for loads of goals and lots of excitement.

"If that's the case and we came out on top, great, but we'll stick to what we've been working on and stay calm and focused."

Arsenal midfielder aiming to fulfil career ambition

Aaron Ramsey is a key man for Wales. Credit: PA

Aaron Ramsey plans to fulfil a career ambition when Wales seek to end 58 years of hurt against Israel on Sunday.

Wales stand on the brink of reaching a major tournament for the first time since the 1958 World Cup after beating Cyprus 1-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Thursday night.

It's always something I've wanted to try and do, to take Wales to a major championship.

We know what's on the line for Sunday. So hopefully we will take that opportunity, put on a show and get the three points because it will mean the world to me.

The fans want a party but we have to do the job on the pitch first.

We need to get rest in, recover and hopefully put in a performance which is better on the ball than we were in Cyprus.

– Aaron Ramsey


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