Anscombe a World Cup doubt

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Wales could be without fly-half Gareth Anscombe at the World Cup because of an ankle ligament injury suffered in training.

The New Zealand-born playmaker made his Test debut against Ireland a fortnight ago, but according to Wales Online, is currently in a walking boot to protect his ankle.

As a result he is unlikely to feature against the Irish in Dublin this weekend, and will probably miss out on the tournament altogether when Warren Gatland names his 31-man squad.

If Anscombe isn't fit, that would leave Dan Biggar, Rhys Priestland and Matthew Morgan as the three fly-half options in the squad, with the versatility of the latter duo probably enough to see them both included alongside first choice Biggar. 

A WRU spokesman said: "Gareth did pick up an ankle injury in training last week and he is continuing to be assessed at the moment."