Wales lock Adam Beard set to return to full training after appendix surgery

Adam Beard is set to make Wales return soon
Adam Beard is set to make Wales return soon
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Wales lock Adam Beard is set to be available for the remainder of the World Cup campaign following recovery from appendix surgery.

The 23-year-old underwent the operation at the start of September and joined the squad in Japan ahead of the opening game against Georgia and now is expected to resume full training this week.

Wales head of physical performance Paul Stridgeon provided an update on Beard's availability.

"'Beardy had that operation, which was unfortunate, and then he lost three or four kilos," he said.

"He is a great kid who does everything we ask, as do all the players, so we've just been getting as much food into him as we can.

"He has been working hard, doing some extra weights sessions as well, and he has rehabbed well.

"He's back into full training this week, so he has done well. He might be a couple of kilos down on what he was before, but that won't affect him in the game."

Wales currently hold the second position in Pool D with two wins from as many games and are expected to make it to the quarter-finals with games against Fiji and Uruguay left in the remainder of the opening round.

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