Cory Hill withdraws from Wales’ RWC squad

Cory Hill withdraws from Wales’ RWC squad

Cory Hill has become the latest player to withdraw from Wales' World Cup training squad after accepting a contract offer from outside of Wales.

He said: “I’m gutted to be leaving the squad, but an opportunity has come up and I need to take it for my family. Wishing the boys all the best at the World Cup and I hope to be back in a Wales jersey in the future.”

Following the reduction of the 60-cap rule to just 25, the 31-year-old was eligible to play for his country again despite not having a contract in Wales.

He now becomes the latest player to leave Gatland's training squad early. Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric and Rhys Webb all retired from international rugby after being named in the wider squad, while Rhys Carre was dropped after failing to meet individual performance targets.

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