Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Ross Moriarty called into Wales World Cup squad to replace injured Eli Walker

Published 14/09/2015

Ross Moriarty has been called into the Wales World Cup squad
Ross Moriarty has been called into the Wales World Cup squad

Ospreys wing Eli Walker has been released from Wales' World Cup squad due to a hamstring injury.

Walker was called into the 31-man party earlier this month as a replacement for knee injury victim Leigh Halfpenny.

Gloucester flanker Ross Moriarty, whose father Paul and uncle Richard both played in the 1987 World Cup, has been called into the squad and will link up with Warren Gatland's men on Tuesday, the Welsh Rugby Union announced.

A WRU statement read: "Due to the nature of the impending competition and the potential for his injury to extend into the latter stages of the pool stage, the decision has been made to release Eli at present."

Walker, who made his international debut against Ireland last month, was called into the squad alongside Mike Phillips last Tuesday - after Halfpenny and Rhys Webb were ruled out of the competition by injury."

Gatland's men start their Pool A campaign on Sunday, with a match against Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium.

Moriarty tweeted: "Feel for @EliWalker24 having to miss out because of injury. Unbelievably thankful to be given a call up and can't wait to get back involved."

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph