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More Wales Woe As Rhys Webb Released From Six Nations Squad

It was a common theme at yesterday’s Natwest 6 Nations launch at Syon Park in London, that is the issue surrounding the respective injuries currently being experienced by each squad.

There isn’t one nation which doesn’t have a lengthy list of players sidelined with injury and Wales are no different. Warren Gatland’s side have issues in their backrow, not to mention their problems at out-half which have seen Dan Biggar and Rhys Priestland ruled out.

Now they have to further contend with problems at scrum-half with the news that Rhys Webb has picked up a knee injury and has been released from the Wales Six Nations squad as a result. According to a statement released by the Welsh Rugby Union, further assessment is required to determine “the best course of action” and that Webb’s involvement in the campaign will be “restricted”.

Tomos Williams of the Cardiff Blues has been called up to the squad and could make his competitive debut for his country as the 23-year-old, despite being named in previous squads, has yet to win his first cap.

Rhys Webb has been released from the Wales National Squad due to a knee injury. The injury will restrict Webb’s involvement in the campaign and further assessments are required to establish the best course of action.

Uncapped Cardiff Blues scrum-half Tomos Williams has been called into the squad.  Williams has been in previous Wales squads but is yet to make is competitive debut.

Aled Davies and Gareth Davies are the other two scrum-halves in the squad along with the newly added Williams so it will be interesting to see who gets the nod when Wales welcome Scotland to the Principality Stadium in over a week’s time.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter