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Navidi ruled out of Rugby World Cup

Blues News | 21st October 2019

Josh Navidi has been ruled out of the remainder of Wales' Rugby World Cup campaign after suffering a hamstring injury in the quarter final win against France.

The Cardiff Blues star was forced off during the first half at Oita, and it has been confirmed he will not be fit to take part in Wales' remaining two games in Japan.

Warren Gatland's side take on South Africa in the semi final at Yokohama City on Sunday. A win will see them progress to the final for the first time in their history, while a loss means they remain in Japan to participate in the third-place play-off.

Navidi has been one of Wales' stand-out performers in the tournament, making an impact with his ball-carrying presence and his steely defensive work. 

Head coach Gatland has confirmed a back will be called up to replace Navidi in the squad, with an announcement to be made in due course.