Rugby World Cup 2023: rolling injury coverage

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Rolling injury coverage:


Argentina's key loose forward Pablo Matera will play no further part at the Rugby World Cup after his injury-enforced exit from the tournament in France was confirmed on Tuesday with Lucas Paulos called up as his replacement.


The Wallabies only fly-half Carter Gordon and lock Nick Frost have been ruled out for the remainder of the World Cup, but with the side playing out all four of their pool matches and relying on Fiji to lose without a bonus point to Portugal to book a place into the quarterfinals, it's unlikely the side will play again this tournament.

Wallabies captain Will Skelton has been ruled out of his side's clash with Wales after the towering lock was ruled of the team's loss to Fiji just minutes before kick-off after he suffered a calf injury at training earlier in the week.

Taniela Tupou has suffered minor hamstring strain, a Wallabies spokesperson confirmed on Thursday [14/9]. There is no timeframe for Tupou's return but he is now expected to miss the side's must-win clash against Wales after he was ruled out of the Wallabies' Fiji loss.

Wallabies hooker Jordan Uelese is set to miss the side's clash with Wales after he suffered a concussion in their loss to Fiji on Sunday.

Tate McDermott ruled out of Wallabies vs. Fiji clash with concussion.

The Wallaby halfback was taken from the field after his head clashed with Georgia number eight Beka Gorgadze's knee late in the first half of the Wallabies win.

McDermott has entered the 12 day concussion stand down protocol after he was deemed to have a grade one concussion. He is expected to return for the side's important clash with Wales in Lyon on Sunday, September 24.

"Tate's up walking around, he'll do all the medical protocols," Wallabies head coach Eddie Jones said after the win over Georgia.

Samu Kerevi cleared for opening Test vs. Georgia after failing to appear for training in the lead up to the clash


Ignacio Calles, ruptured ACL, ruled out of World Cup


Anthony Watson, ruled out with calf injury; Jonny May called up

Elliot Daly reportedly ruled out

Jack van Poortvliet, ankle injury; Alex Mitchell called in as replacement.


Caleb Muntz, ruled out for entire tournament with knee injury.

Prop Jone Koroiduadua ruled out for the remainder of the tournament through an injury at training, Emosi Tuqiri has been brought in as replacement.


Romain Ntamack, ACL injury; Matthieu Jalibert and Antoine Hastoy inline as replacements.

Cyrill Baille ruled out with a calf issue

Centre Jonathan Danny withdrawn from tournament opener vs. All Blacks


Jack Conan is racing to be fit for the team's massive clash with the Springboks with a foot injury

Ireland forwards Dan Sheehan, Jack Conan and Dave Kilcoyne will not be available for their Rugby World Cup opener against Romania on Saturday due to injury.

Hooker Sheehan and back-rower Conan have both been struggling with foot injuries, while prop Kilcoyne has been managing a hamstring issue.

"A few guys will not be involved at the weekend," Ireland assistant coach Paul O'Connell was quoted as saying by the BBC on Tuesday referring to Sheehan and Conan.

"David Kilcoyne as well is struggling a little bit but should be OK next week." -- Reuters

Cian Healy ruled out with calf injury; Jeremy Loughman brought in


Italy have called up Paolo Buonfiglio to their Rugby World Cup squad after Danilo Fischetti suffered a rib injury that forced him out of the All Blacks game after 18 minutes.

Dino Lamb has a blunt trauma to his left leg and will be monitored, while Giacomo Nicotera suffered a head injury in the New Zealand game.


James Moore, withdrawn with conditioning issues; replaced by uncapped Amanaki Saumaki.


Centre Le Roux Malan will miss the remainder of the tournament after he suffered a freak leg break in his team's loss to the All Blacks on Friday night.

In wet conditions, Malan's leg got caught underneath him as he slide into a tackle, dislocating and fracturing his ankle requiring surgery. It will likely take him six months to recover.

New Zealand:

Captain Sam Cane was late scratching for the side's opening match vs. France. Expected to miss the side's clash with Namibia.

Tyrel Lomax, leg gash requiring 30 stitches, ruled out for World Cup opener vs. France

Jordie Barrett ruled out of opener with knee soreness

One cap All Blacks winger Emoni Narawa ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after hurting his back in training. Ian Foster confirmed Narawa will return to New Zealand.


Utility back Gabriel Pop (rib muscle) has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament, so too centres Taylor Gontineac and Hinckley Vaovasa, both with shoulder injuries.

Luca Nichitean, Mihai Graure and Alexandru Bucur joined the squad ahead of their meeting with Scotland in Lille.


Scotland hooker David Cherry has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after sustaining a concussion slipping on hotel stairs.

Stuart McInally, who was brought into the Scotland squad as Cherry's replacement has been forced to retire after he suffered a training injury that saw him ruled out for the remainder of the tournament. Already vowing to retire post the World Cup to become an airline pilot, his injury brought hi retirement forward.

South Africa:

Wing Makazole Mapimpi has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament after suffering a facial fracture in the side's win over Tonga. South Africa have called up outside centre Lukhanyo Am as his injury replacement.

Hooker Malcom Marx has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup after injuring his knee at training on Wednesday [13/9]. While the Springboks have not released the diagnosis as yet, team management said it was a "long-term" injury. South Africa have named Handre Pollard as his replacement, believing they have enough cover at hooker despite only Bongi Mbonambi remaining as a specialist No. 2.

Eben Etzebeth ruled out for seven to 10 days with a shoulder injury after he left the field in the first half of the team's World Cup opener against Scotand


Wales star Taulupe Faletau has suffered a broken arm and will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup while they are also monitoring Gareth Anscombe's injury as he pulled up before their eventual 43-19 win over Georgia on Saturday in Nantes.