Much has been made of Wales’ injury plight this season. Warren Gatland’s side reached the World Cup quarter-finals last Autumn, despite missing a host of big names. Among the biggest losses was Rhys Webb. The Ospreys scrum-half was superb in last year’s Six Nations, and was slowly working his way into the picture of the planet’s best number nines.
Webb missed the tournament in England through injury, and has been out since.
While Gareth Davies has impressed in deputising, he is not considered in the same class as Webb.
Webb is primed to make his comeback for the Ospreys this weekend, as reported by Wales Online, and if he can impress, Warren Gatland is sure to draft him back into the squad for the Six Nations for the final three games.
Wales opened their campaign yesterday against Ireland in Dublin, and while it was an impressive performance, they did not have enough to grind out a win. Neither side will be happy with the 16-16 draw, but the Welsh will be confident that if they are to win their remaining games, they will still win the title.
There is a sense that they will need something extra if they are to challenge for the title, and Webb’s return is exactly what the doctor ordered.
This comes as a boost to Wales, but first they need to concentrate on overcoming Scotland this weekend.