Anscombe needs ankle surgery

Date published: October 21 2015

Gareth Anscombe is the latest Welsh injury casualty as he faces a race to be fit for the Six Nations with an ankle injury.

The Cardiff Blues playmaker had to come off during Wales' World Cup quarter-final defeat to South Africa, and will require surgery on his ankle.

It's the same ankle that he hurt during the off-season and which saw him initially left out of the Welsh squad before being called up during the pool stages.

According to Wales Online, he will be out of action for two to three months after undergoing surgery this week, and therefore will have very little time to prove his fitness before the Six Nations.

He joins the likes of Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys Webb and Scott Williams on the sidelines for Wales, while Dragons duo Tyler Morgan and Hallam Amos are also battling to be fit for the tournament.