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Faletau gets call from injury-hit Wales

02/11/2010 05:18:21 AM Comments (0)

Uncapped Newport flanker Toby Faletau, the son of former Tonga international Kuli Faletau, was added to Wales's squad on Monday ahead of their November international program.

The 19-year-old, who played for Wales under-20s last season, came into the squad as a replacement for Rob McCusker, who faces a hernia operation.

Wales suffered a fresh injury blow on Monday when Llanelli centre Jonathan Davies pulled out with ankle ligament damage.

He joined an injury-list already featuring full-back Lee Byrne, wing Leigh Halfpenny and back-row forward Ryan Jones on the sidelines, although Wales hope to have Byrne and Jones fit at some stage this month.

Davies was set to start in the team yet to be named by Wales coach Warren Gatland for the match against Australia in Cardiff on Saturday although it now seems as though Tom Shanklin and Andrew Bishop will be the centre combination, with James Hook switched to full-back instead of Byrne.

After the Wallabies match, Wales welcome world champions South Africa, Fiji and New Zealand to the Millennium Stadium later in successive weeks.

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