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Tonight’s rugby news as Wales players won’t travel for personal reasons and Gatland calls in new face

Here are the latest rugby headlines for Monday, June 26.

Welsh players won’t travel

Some members of Wales’ rugby world team will not be traveling to Switzerland with the rest of the team due to personal reasons.

Alex Cuthbert and Owen Williams will not be at the two-week camp, while Taulupe Faletau will only be traveling for the second week.

Coach Warren Gatland, who previously revealed Ken Owens, Will Davies-King and Josh Macleod have left the team due to injury, said: “Owen Williams and Alex Cuthbert won’t be going to Switzerland for personal reasons but they are not going to Switzerland for personal reasons. I am looking for them to attend our tournament. training camp in Türkiye.

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“Toby Faletau won’t be going to Switzerland for the first week. He has a minor calf injury. I told him about staying, he has three young children, his wife just had a baby. He’s going to have some treatment here and out on Saturday, July 8. I gave him a choice and I’m very comfortable with that.

“We’ve had some players that we’ve removed from the team and they said they didn’t want that information to be revealed.

“You have to respect the players about it because of some medical or personal issue. They say we don’t want you to say anything. We respect their wishes, in a situational situation. Ideally, you want to be able to communicate all that and keep everyone up to date as much as possible.


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