Penaud leaves the autumn internationals in France


French flyer Damian Penaud was ruled by his country’s autumn internationals, Clermont Auvergne confirmed.The winger sustained a serious left ankle injury during Friday training, with the top 14 giants reporting he had suffered a “tibio-fubular sprain” and would be sidelined for a period of. six to eight weeks.

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

Clermont has also confirmed that back row Tavite Veredamu will also be out of action for a spell. The striker suffered a knee rotation early in the match against Agen is ruled out for at least a month.

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