Rugby World Cup 2015: Gareth Anscombe suffers ankle injury

Gareth Anscombe
Gareth Anscombe (left) kicked two conversions on his Wales debut against Ireland in August 2015
Rugby World Cup
Hosts: England and Wales Dates: 18 September-31 October
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Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe is a doubt for the World Cup after injuring his ankle in training.

The Cardiff Blues player has not yet been ruled out of the World Cup or Wales' warm-up matches against Ireland on 29 August and Italy on 5 September.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland selects his final 31-man squad on 31 August.

A Welsh Rugby Union spokesman said: "Gareth did pick up an ankle injury in training last week and he is continuing to be assessed at the moment."

New Zealand-born Anscombe made his Wales debut as a second-half replacement during the World Cup warm-up defeat to Ireland.

That display was enough to see the 24-year-old survive Gatland's first reduction of his squad, from 46 to 38 players.

One of Anscombe's rivals for the fly-half berths, James Hook, was among those to be discarded.

He is now vying with Dan Biggar, Rhys Priestland and Matthew Morgan for a place in Gatland's final selection.

Anscombe, whose mother is Welsh, joined Cardiff Blues from Super 15 side Waikato Chiefs in July 2014.

Wales' World Cup pool games
Sunday, 20 Sept, 14:30 BST: Wales v Uruguay, Millennium Stadium
Saturday, 26 Sept, 20:00 BST: England v Wales, Twickenham Stadium
Thursday, 1 Oct, 16:45 BST: Wales v Fiji, Millennium Stadium
Saturday, 10 Oct, 16:45 BST: Wales v Australia, Twickenham Stadium

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