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Wales star Leigh Halfpenny has revealed he is 'absolutely devastated' to be missing the upcoming Rugby World Cup, with the fullback out for six to eight months with an ACL injury.

Wales start their campaign against Uruguay in Cardiff this Sunday, and will do well to cope with the loss of their star man.

“The results came back pretty quickly. The physio said ‘it’s not great news, you have ruptured your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). You need an operation and it’s six to eight months out.‘" Halfpenny explained.

“I was absolutely devastated. To be ruled out of a World Cup after going through all the tough training and being hugely excited to be part of it was devastating.


Across to boxing and heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has unveiled his plan to stop Tyson Fury on October 24.

The Ukrainian said he could work the body against his taller opponent, describing Fury as being built like a spider.

"You have a man that is taller than me, so obviously the body is right there," Klitschko said, as per

"But the way Tyson Fury is built is kind of interesting. He's built like a spider; big belly but long legs and long arms. I hope I'm going to have enough space and enough opportunity with the body shots as well."


In snooker, world champion Stuart Bingham eased himself into the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters yesterday, recording a comfortable win over Fang Xiongman.

Bingham is looking to record back-to-back wins in the competition, having lifted the trophy 12 months ago.


Lastly, Cristiano Ronaldo has hit out at the media who criticised him following a barren start to the season.

Ronaldo’s hat-trick in the Champions League last night means he now has eight goals in two games, he’s also gone ahead of Lionel Messi with regards to the Champions League’s all-time scorer.

"Before I was bad and now I am good because I scored eight goals in two games," Ronaldo said. 

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