Wales lose Davies for World Cup

Date published: May 27 2015

Wales have been rocked by the news that star centre Jonathan Davies will miss this year's Rugby World Cup through injury.

The British and Irish Lions centre has been ruled out of the tournament due to an ACL injury.

The 27-year-old, who has played 48 times for Wales, suffered the injury for his club side Clermont Auvergne against Montpellier and will undergo surgery in the coming days.

The Welsh Rugby Union and Clermont medical teams have been in constant dialogue and Davies is likely to be unavailable for 6 to 7 months.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland said: “It’s a disappointment for Jonathan and for us, but the advice is for him to have the surgery straight away.  

"Obviously the injury rules him out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup but our focus is his long term career and we will be working closely with him during his recovery looking towards the 2016 Six Nations."