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Adam Beard won't be fit for Wales' World Cup clash with Australia after late arrival in Japan following surgery to remove his appendix Adam Beard only linked up with the Wales squad in Japan on Saturday 23-year-old lock missed team's departure after surgery to remove appendix He won't be available for the match against Fiji on October 9  Coach Warren Gatland said Beard needs to gain weight and get training again 

By Will Kelleher For Mailonline

Published: 08:39 BST, 21 September 2019 | Updated: 08:40 BST, 21 September 2019

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Adam Beard will not be fit in time to face Australia for Wales at the World Cup next week, having only arrived on Saturday in Japan.

The 23-year-old lock missed Wales' departure 10 days ago with appendicitis. He has had surgery to remove his appendix and is now in Toyota with Wales.

But he will not be available until the Fiji match on October 9.

Adam Beard is set to miss Wales' World Cup match against Australia after arriving late in Japan following surgery to remove his appendix

Adam Beard is set to miss Wales' World Cup match against Australia after arriving late in Japan following surgery to remove his appendix 

23-year-old lock Beard in action during Wales' Six Nations match against Ireland in March

23-year-old lock Beard in action during Wales' Six Nations match against Ireland in March

'He arrived today as we were leaving from training,' said head coach Warren Gatland.

'He's going to do some light stuff over the next few days. I don't think he's going to be in contention for selection next week.

'He hasn't done enough. The plan is to get him up and running as quickly as we possibly can.

'He's lost a bit of weight so we need to get some weight back on him, get him eating properly again.

'He's done a lot of training and conditioning over the last three months so it'll probably take a week to get him up to speed again.

'It's good to have him here and we're looking forward to him getting involved.

'He'll be receiving a couple of serious fines from the players over the

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