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Discussion started by Faithful_City (IP Logged), 12 August, 2019 17:08
12 August, 2019 17:08
What a real shame for him and Wales, these warm up games could be costly for several teams.


The afternoon that Dan Carter learned that he would take no further part in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the item led news bulletins on TV in New Zealand as insecurity spread like wildfire.

“Who do you think will play at No. 10?” a chambermaid in my hotel asked as she went about her business, quickening the more she contemplated what might go wrong for the All Blacks without Carter.

“Does Aaron Cruden have the experience? What about Stephen Donald or Colin Slade?”

So it was when you strolled down into reception to ask for a morning newspaper to be delivered to your room.

A five-minute wait ensued while the man behind the counter spoke urgently to a colleague about the options available to Graham Henry after Carter's demise.

It would not have mattered if a room in the hotel had been on fire and a guest was rushing down to alert the staff about the need for a full-scale evacuation. It would have to be put on hold until the conversation about the superstar fly-half had been completed.

There was no sign of such panic in Wales after Gareth Anscombe’s injury at Twickenham on Sunday, but give it time. The news that he will take no part in the World Cup will prompt deep concern. Another such loss of a key player and curtains could be drawn in houses from Colwyn Bay to Carmarthen.

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