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    Neckburton to miss the series, he needs surgery on his neck.


    Wales’s Sam Warburton to miss autumn internationals with neck injury

    British and Irish Lions captain in New Zealand faces four months out
    Misses Tests against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa


    Sam Warburton has had a recurrence of a long-standing neck injury. Photograph: David Davies/PA

    Press Association
    Tuesday 12 September 2017 14.40 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 12 September 2017 15.40 BST

    Cardiff Blues and Wales star Sam Warburton is to undergo surgery following the recurrence of a long-standing neck injury.
    The Blues said that former Wales captain Warburton, who captained the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand this summer, faces up to four months out.

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    It means that Warburton will miss Wales’ autumn Tests against Australia, Georgia, New Zealand and South Africa.
    The Blues said that 28-year-old Warburton had “exacerbated” the injury in training this week. Warburton had yet to make his first appearance of the season after a post-Lions break before returning to training.
    “Sam Warburton will undergo surgery following a recurrence of a long-standing neck injury,” the Welsh region said. “The Cardiff Blues flanker, who led the British and Irish Lions to a drawn Test series with New Zealand in the summer, exacerbated the injury in training this week.
    “He has undergone scans and has been reviewed by a consultant, who confirmed the management plan. It is likely that Sam will miss a period of up to four months.”
    Flanker Warburton has played 74 times for Wales and led the Lions on their last two tours – Australia 2013 and then New Zealand. His absence is a huge blow for the Blues and Wales, with Warburton set to have been a key part of national head coach Warren Gatland’s Test plans in November and December.

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    Wales launch their autumn series against the Wallabies in Cardiff on 11 November, before hosting Georgia, then the All Blacks and finally South Africa on 2 December.
    Ospreys and Lions flanker Justin Tipuric would be the clear favourite to wear Wales’ number seven shirt in Warburton’s absence. The current recovery timescale, though, indicates that Warburton will be available for Wales’ Six Nations campaign this season, which they kick off against Scotland on 3 February.

    For the Blues, Warburton’s absence comes after they recently lost the services of his fellow flanker Ellis Jenkins for up to 12 weeks because of a serious hamstring injury.



    I am the million man.

    #2
    The main rationale for the Autumn internationals is presumably money? If they could afford it - I would like to see them scrapped.
    Last edited by AdolphusGrigson; 14th-September-2017, 13:50.
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    Originally Posted by mr chips
    AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..

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      #3
      Any chance of an active pronoun in that last clause AG? The standard of journalism these days is shocking

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        #4
        http://www.the42.ie/rory-best-ulster...00325-Sep2017/

        And let the "Our hooker is better than yours and will definitely replace Best" arguments begin.......

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          #5
          Originally posted by AdolphusGrigson View Post
          The main rationale for the Autumn internationals is presumably money? If they could afford it - I would like to see them scrapped.
          Is it true you're a journalist dolphie?
          Gwan Joe!!

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            #6
            The Irish Times have the South Africa game listed for Sunday the 12th of Nov at half two.

            The IRFU site have it at half five on Saturday the 11th. So do Toutmaster.

            Now Cummiskey didn't write the piece so it could be right.

            Can anyone help?

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              #7
              I thought it was on saturday 11th.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Piquet View Post
                The Irish Times have the South Africa game listed for Sunday the 12th of Nov at half two.

                The IRFU site have it at half five on Saturday the 11th. So do Toutmaster.

                Now Cummiskey didn't write the piece so it could be right.

                Can anyone help?
                It was 2.30, is now 5.30, change was communicated and flagged in the media and here couple of months ago.

                FAI poofball game on

                https://www.munsterfans.com/threads/...nationals-2017
                Last edited by Sulla; 17th-September-2017, 19:25.
                Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                  #9
                  Still on Saturday, though?

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                    #10
                    Yes
                    Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sulla View Post
                      It was 2.30, is now 5.30, change was communicated and flagged in the media and here couple of months ago.

                      FAI poofball game on

                      https://www.munsterfans.com/threads/...nationals-2017
                      5.30 on a Saturday evening is a much better time for a November international. Should be a good atmosphere. Hat, scarf and hip flask at the ready!

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                        #12
                        Is the South Africa game sold out ?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Point View Post
                          Is the South Africa game sold out ?
                          Seems so. Say some tickets still with clubs, but general public, Irsc, and Mrsc allocations all sold

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Sulla View Post
                            Seems so. Say some tickets still with clubs, but general public, Irsc, and Mrsc allocations all sold

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                            Thanks Sulla.

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                              #15
                              Billy V done his knee just days after being announced in Eng AI squad
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