Sam Warburton to miss end-of-year Test against All Blacks with neck injury



Associated Press

Sam Warburton will miss all of Wales' autumn internationals after being ruled out for up to four months because of a neck injury.

Sam Warburton looks at the replay screen.
New Zealand All Blacks v British and Irish Lions. 2nd Rugby union test match. Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Saturday 1 July 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga /

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Warburton's club, Cardiff Blues, said on Tuesday the flanker will undergo surgery following a recurrence of a long-standing issue. He exacerbated the neck problem in training this week.

Warburton captained the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand in June and July, helping the team to draw the test series.

Wales plays Australia, Georgia, New Zealand, and South Africa on consecutive Saturdays from November 11.

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