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Hooker Rees set to miss Wales autumn tests

Hooker Matthew Rees having testicular surgery, set to miss Wales autumn tests

Hooker Rees set to miss Wales autumn tests

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) -- Cardiff Blues captain Matthew Rees will undergo testicular surgery, likely forcing him to miss Wales' four autumn rugby tests next month.

Cardiff announced the surgery in a brief statement on Tuesday, saying Rees will miss a Pro12 match at Ulster on Friday because of the operation and the hooker will "have an enforced spell away from rugby."

Rees has 58 caps for Wales since 2005, and was captain in the 2010-11 season until a neck injury forced him to miss the 2011 World Cup.

Wales host South Africa on Nov. 9, followed on successive weekends by Argentina, Tonga and Australia.


Updated : 2021-08-03 22:38 GMT+08:00