Gareth Anscombe: Cardiff Blues fly-half faces lay off after surgery

Gareth Anscombe
Gareth Anscombe's try for the Blues against Leinster was one of the best of the season so far

Cardiff Blues and Wales fly-half Gareth Anscombe could be out of action for up to six weeks with a groin injury.

Anscombe, 25, will have an operation and could be out until the New Year - missing the derby matches against Dragons and Scarlets.

The New Zealand-born back's last match was for Wales against Japan last month.

His absence means a place on the bench for Nicky Robinson against Ulster on Saturday, nearly seven years after his last game for the region.

Anscombe was a key player in Blues' impressive start to the Pro12 season when they won their opening four matches.

Robinson has returned to the Cardiff Blues on a short-term contract just four months after announcing his retirement from the game.

The 34-year-old made 125 appearances for the region from 2003 until his move to Premiership side Gloucester in 2009.

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