Rugby Wales coach Warren Gatland expects Rhys Patchell to recover from head injury for World Cup

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Rugby Wales coach Warren Gatland expects Rhys Patchell to recover from head injury for World Cup

  • Gatland is confident Patchell will be fit for Wales at the World Cup 
  • He went off in the 23rd minute of their 19-10 warm-up defeat on Saturday
  • Patchell has also suffered two concussions during 2018-19 playing for Scarlets

By Will Kelleher For Mailonline

Published:18:15 EDT, 7 September 2019|Updated:18:21 EDT, 7 September 2019

Warren Gatland insisted that Rhys Patchell would travel to the World Cup on Wednesday despite suffering a worrying concussion in Wales’ defeat to Ireland.

The back-up fly-half had to be replaced by first choice Dan Biggar after just 24 minutes, when Irish back-rower CJ Stander smashed him over.

Patchell failed a head injury assessment, making this his fourth concussion in the space of 18 months.

Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell was forced off by a head injury in defeat by Ireland on Saturday

All sides have until 8pm on Sunday to alter their squads for the tournament. If they make a replacemen

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