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Rhys Webb released from Wales squad after ankle injury

Rhys Webb will undertake a period of rehabilitation of at least twelve weeks Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Rhys Webb has been released from the Wales squad due to an ankle injury.

The scrum-half suffered ankle ligament damage during Wales 32-8 defeat against Australia last weekend.

The 27-year-old will undergo surgery tomorrow and it's expected he will have a period of rehabilitation of at least twelve weeks.

Halfpenny eyes eagerly-awaited test match return

Leigh Halfpenny will make his eagerly-awaited Test match return on Saturday when Wales host opening autumn opponents Australia.

Halfpenny has been absent through injury for 14 months. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

And the full-back admitted he has missed the international scene "a heck of a lot" after being sidelined from Wales action since suffering knee ligament damage during his country's final World Cup warm-up game 14 months ago.

I am just absolutely delighted to hear my name read out to start against Australia - I am just over the moon to be playing after such a long spell away.

I have missed it, I've missed it a heck of a lot. I can't wait for Saturday.

It felt like a long time out, but just watching the guys out in New Zealand in June, I thought they were outstanding on that tour, particularly in those first two Tests.

– Leigh Halfpenny, Wales International
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