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Penaud out of France's autumn internationals

By Ian Cameron
Damian Penaud in action for France during their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Wales (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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French flyer Damian Penaud has been ruled of his country’s autumn internationals, Clermont Auvergne have confirmed.

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The winger picked up a serious injury to his left ankle during Friday training, with the Top 14 giants reporting that he suffered “a tibio-fubular sprain” and will be sidelined for a period of between six and eight weeks.

Penaud started three matches at the recent Rugby World Cup and has been a regular feature for France in recent years. He burst onto the international scene in June, 2017, scoring a try against the Springboks in Durban and has since earned 17 caps for Les Bleus.

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Clermont have also confirmed that back row, Tavite Veredamu, will also be out of action for a spell. The forward suffered a knee rotation at the start of the game against Agen is ruled out for at least a month.

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