Knee injuries rule Wales duo Gareth Anscombe and Willis Halaholo out of New Zealand tour

Gareth Anscombe has undergone second operation on his knee
Gareth Anscombe has undergone second operation on his knee
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Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe and uncapped centre Willis Halaholo will not be part of their side's summer tour of New Zealand in July next year following knee injuries.

Anscombe suffered an an anterior cruciate ligament injury during the World Cup warm-up game against England in August and has been on the sidelines since then. He has already undergone a surgery but is now forced to go under the knife for the second time that will keep him out of contention for the clash against the All Blacks.

“Gareth’s working his way back from an ACL injury, which has had its problems in the healing process,” Pivac told 1 NEWS.

“He’s looking like he’ll miss the tour to New Zealand unfortunately for Gareth, but the main thing is that he gets that knee right and gets back to 100 per cent of where he was before the injury.”

Meanwhile, New Zealand born Halaholo is eligible to represent Wales on residency grounds after being part of Cardiff Blues since 2016 but has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

Following their Six Nations campaign, Wales will play New Zealand in a two-game series on 4th and 11th July in Auckland and Wellington respectively.

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