Plisson’s World Cup hopes dashed

Date published: April 25 2015

France fly-half Jules Plisson could miss the Rugby World Cup this year after suffering an injury on Friday in the Top 14.

The rising star dislocated his shoulder playing for Stade Français in their loss to Toulouse on Friday, after making a tackle on Corey Flynn.

Spotted on the bench after half-time in tears, Plisson appeared to know the seriousness of the injury before it was confirmed.

Plisson confirmed on Saturday that an MRI scan revealed he would need surgery on the shoulder, to take place on Wednesday, prematurely ending his season.

It should be noted that Plisson's exact time on the sidelines is yet to be confirmed, but the setback is likely to end the 23-year-old's hopes of featuring in the tournament.

Stade Français will miss his input in their run towards the Top 14 playoffs while France will turn to Camille Lopez, Rémi Tales and possibly Frédéric Michalak, François Trinh-Duc or Lionel Beauxis for the tournament in September.

Philippe Saint-André will name his 36-man squad on May 19.