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Wales centre Jamie Roberts

Cardiff Blues and Wales centre Jamie Roberts out for six months

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Wales rest Jones while Wallabies overlook Elsom for captaincy

Martin Johnson and the rest of the England management were relieved to get through yesterday without a fresh calamity on the injury front, although they would not have been wholly surprised if, having granted their players a short holiday ahead of the next week's World Cup squad announcement and final warm-up game in Dublin, one of them suffered third-degree burns while barbecuing a chicken leg. Wales? They were not so lucky – they have lost Matthew Rees, Gavin Henson and Morgan Stoddart already and must now be wondering if their fortunes will ever change.

Jenkins to miss Wales opener

Already wounded by the World Cup withdrawals of two of his Lions Test contingent – the centre Gavin Henson and the hooker and captain Matthew Rees – the Wales coach Warren

Wales suffer blow as injury rules Rees out of World Cup

The Wales hierarchy had sensed the bad news coming down the track for some time, but when the confirmation finally arrived yesterday it was still hard to take. Matthew Rees, the 30-year-old hooker from the Rhondda who forced his way into the Lions Test front row in Springbok country two years ago before establishing himself as captain of the national team, will miss the forthcoming World Cup because of a serious neck injury that certainly requires surgery and may threaten his rugby career.

Henson injury mars red rising

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Reality bites for Henson with final chance to win Gatland's approval

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Gavin Henson handed start against England

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Gavin Henson hopes to be playing regional rugby in Wales next season.

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