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Roberts: 'We won't miss Priestland'

Roberts: 'We won't miss Priestland'
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Jamie Roberts insists that Rhys Priestland will not be missed in Wales semi-final clash against France.

Jamie Roberts believes that losing Rhys Priestland to injury will not dampen Wales's chances of beating France in the World Cup semi-final.

The number 10 was ruled out of the clash after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, and has been replaced by James Hook at fly-half.

"We don't lose anything by losing Rhys," Roberts told talkSPORT. "James has shown over the last four of five years what a central role he has played for Wales, especially in the number ten shirt."

Despite the glimmer of a semi-final in sight, the 24-year-old centre believes the team aren't getting ahead of themselves.

"It's an amazing occasion, I don't think any of the players would dispute it's the biggest game of their careers," he added. "But at the end of the day it's a game of rugby."

The showdown between Wales and France takes place on Saturday at Eden Park.

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