Wales centre Cory Allen ruled out of RWC 2015 with hamstring injury

Hat-trick hero's place taken by Tyler Morgan as France and Italy also name replacements

INJURY BLOW: Wales centre Cory Allen will miss the rest of RWC 2015 with a hamstring injury

LONDON, 21 Sept - Centre Cory Allen has been released from Wales' Rugby World Cup squad after suffering a hamstring injury.

The 22-year-old Cardiff Blues midfielder, who marked his World Cup debut with a hat-trick in the 54-9 victory over Uruguay on Sunday, sustained the injury during the game. He will be replaced by Newport Gwent Dragons centre Tyler Morgan.
Morgan, 20, who was part of Wales' Rugby World Cup training squad, will link up with the rest of the squad on Monday.
“It’s disappointing to lose Cory in this way, especially following his man-of-the-match display against Uruguay," Wales head coach Warren Gatland said.  
“Tyler was part of our extended squad and trained very well.”

Wales were not the only team forced into making changes to their original squad on Monday. 

France have called up Remy Grosso, of Castres, in place of their injured wing Yoann Huget, who suffered a torn cruciate ligament in the 32-10 win against Italy. 

The Italians have summoned Michele Visentin to replace centre Andrea Masi, who lasted only 10 minutes of the match against France at Twickenham after snapping his Achilles. 

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