Wales international Taulupe Faletau ruled out of World Cup

Taulupe Faletau has played 76 Tests
Taulupe Faletau has played 76 Tests
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Wales will miss the services of back-row Taulupe Faletau in the upcoming World Cup in Japan following a clavicle injury.

The 28-year-old has featured in 76 Tests with four out of it coming for the British and Irish Lions since his debut in 2011.

Faletau suffered the blow during training and will require surgery to address the issue.

Wales will face England in an away and home fixture on 11th and 17th August respectively before concluding the World Cup warm-up games with an encounter against Ireland at Millennium Stadium on 31st August.

Warren Gatland's men will kick-start their World Cup campaign on 23rd September with a clash against Georgia at City of Toyota Stadium.

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