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

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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