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Injury blow for Wales ahead of Rugby World Cup

Wales centre Jonathan Davies has ruled himself out of this year's Rugby World Cup with a knee injury.

Wales' Jonathan Davies will not play at the Rugby World Cup. Credit: PA

In a statement the WRU said Davies has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament which ruled him out of the tournament.

The 27-year-old, who has played 48 times for Wales, suffered the injury for his club side Clermont Auvergne against Montpellier and will undergo surgery in the coming days.

The Welsh Rugby Union and Clermont medical teams have been in constant dialogue and Davies is likely to be unavailable for 6-7months.

It’s a disappointment for Jonathan and for us, but the advice is for him to have the surgery straight away.

– Warren Gatland



Coleman to announce squad to face Belgium

Wales manager Chris Coleman Credit: PA

Wales Team manager Chris Coleman will announce his squad later for next month's crucial World Cup qualifier against Belgium.

But some of the attention will likely to be focused on Gareth Bale's form for Real Madrid going into the game.

The striker recently faced criticism from Real Madrid fans after the team's Champions League exit.

Swans defeated in final match of Premier League

Swansea City have lost their last game in the Premier League against Crystal Palace.

Garry Monk this afternoon at Selhurst Park Credit: PA

It's been a record-breaking season for the Swans, who were guaranteed to secure eighth place regardless of what happened today at Selhurst Park.

While it may not have been the result they wanted, today's loss has failed to take the gloss off an impressive campaign under boss Garry Monk,

The final score was Crystal Palace 1, Swansea City 0.

Monk: 'None of our players are for sale'

The manager says his priority is now to strengthen the squad Credit: PA

Swansea boss Garry Monk has said he is adamant there will be no summer sale at the club, following their best Premier League finish.

It comes after TV pundit Martin Keown claimed there were 'noises within the game', suggesting Swansea will lose several of their top players to bigger and wealthier clubs.

But Monk stressed the focus is on keeping quality players at the club.

Our players have been fantastic and I'm sure everyone is interested in good players, but the challenge there is the players are not going to leave for anything less in terms of the quality where we are at right now in the league.

The only thing I can affect and what matters to me is conversations I've had with the players and they are really looking forward to progressing with this club.

That's why I feel no worry about it. I've spoken to the chairman and he is well aware we need to keep all the quality players we have.

– Garry Monk, Swansea City Manager

Monk says his focus now is on strengthening the squad. He's confirmed interest in Holland Under-21 striker Luc Castaignos, who is currently at Dutch Club FC Twente.

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