Owen Lane replaces Josh Navidi in Wales' World Cup squad

Owen Lane (right) has played a solitary Test for Wales
Owen Lane (right) has played a solitary Test for Wales
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Wales head coach Warren Gatland has included Cardiff Blues wing Owen Lane in their World Cup squad as a replacement for Josh Navidi.

Navidi sustained a 'grade two' hamstring tear during the quarter-final against France where he was forced off the field in the 28th minute and was ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.

Lane was a part of Wales' training squad ahead of the World Cup and played a solitary Test during the warm-up against Ireland where he was one of the try-scorer.

The 21-year-old will link up with the squad in Japan on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Meanwhile, Jonathan Davies, who was a late withdrawal ahead of the quarter-final game against France due to a knee injury is expected to be fit for the semi-final match against South Africa to be played in Yokohama on Sunday.

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