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Fozard forced to withdraw, Farrer in

2nd October 2015, 13:08

Fozard forced to withdraw, Farrer in

Matty Fozard of St Helens has been forced to withdraw from the Wales squad after breaking his jaw in a training accident.

Matty Fozard of St Helens has been forced to withdraw from the Wales squad after breaking his jaw in a training accident.

 

The incident occurred little over an hour after the squad was announced on Tuesday but it wasn’t until Thursday that the 20 year old was told that he won’t be able to play for another six weeks.

 

Fozard has been replaced in the squad by South Wales Scorpions’ hooker Connor Farrer, 20.

 

Farrer played in all three games last season for Wales, scoring on his international debut against Scotland in Workington. He is the 14th Welsh born player in this year’s 24-man squad and the 13th to have come through South Wales Rugby League academy sides over the last decade.

 

“I’m delighted to have been called up to the Welsh squad,” Farrer said. “Although it’s sad that it had to happen in such a way. I’m gutted for Matty and I wish him all the best in his recovery.”

 

Wales have two home games in this year’s tournament, taking on Scotland in Wrexham on Friday 16th October (kick-off 8pm) before facing France at Cardiff Arms Park on Friday 30th October (kick-off 6.30pm) before finishing with an away game in Bray, Ireland a week later.

 

Match day tickets for the games can be purchased at www.walesrugbyleague.co.uk or if you would like to take advantage of hospitality, please contact Hanna Clarke on 07811 268 986 / hanna@walesrugbyleague.co.uk.

 

WALES SQUAD (in order of club): Daniel Fleming (Bradford Bulls), Michael Channing (Castleford Tigers), Dalton Grant (Dewsbury Rams), Courtney Davies, Jamie Murphy, Steve Parry, Lewis Reece (all Gloucestershire All Golds), Craig Kopzcak (Huddersfield Giants), Elliot Kear, Rhys Williams (both London Broncos), Matty Barron, Ricky Hough (both Newcastle Thunder), Joe Burke, Rob Massam, Christiaan Roets (all North Wales Crusaders), Ollie Olds (South's Logan Magpies, Australia), Regan Grace, Morgan Knowles (both St Helens), Connor Farrer (South Wales Scorpions), Anthony Walker (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Phil Joseph, Lloyd White (both Widnes Vikings), Ben Flower, Rhodri Lloyd (both Wigan Warriors).