Wales have confirmed that Alun Wyn Jones will attend Wales’ Guinness Six Nations camp this week to continue his rehabilitation.
The 36-year-old has been out of action since injuring his shoulder in the November defeat to the All Blacks but will now join Wayne Pivac’s men at their Vale Resort HQ.
While the statement from the WRU does not provide a time frame on Jones’ return to action, Pivac previously refused to rule out another Lazarus-style comeback from the Wales great.
“Never say never. I probably wouldn’t enter into the conversation if it was anyone else to be quite honest, but the guy has broken so many records,” said Pivac when asked about Jones.
Rhys Priestland has headed back to Cardiff due to injury, while Wales have released six players for regional action this weekend.
“Rhys Priestland has been released back to Cardiff Rugby due to a calf injury and Alun Wyn Jones will attend camp this week to continue his rehabilitation,” read a Wales statement.
Rhys Carre, Uilisi Halaholo, Ellis Jenkins and James Ratti will head back to Cardiff to feature this weekend, with Aaron Wainwright released to the Dragons and Gareth Davies back with the Scarlets.