Justin Tipuric's Wales and Olympic hopes over - Ruck

Justin Tipuric’s Wales and Olympic hopes over

  • Ospreys flanker Justin Tipuric is out of Wales tour of New Zealand in June
  • The 26-year-old openside has been advised to take a three-month rest after suffering concussion
  • He had also been linked with a possible call-up to the GB sevens squad for the Rio Olympics
Justin Tipuric has been ruled out of Wales’ tour of New Zealand due to the concussion he suffered in the final Six Nations game against Italy.

“Justin is recovering well following the concussion suffered playing for Wales against Italy,” said Ospreys medical manager Chris Towers.

“But in the light of his symptoms the advice is that it is in his best interests to take his time returning.”

A statement added: “A prolonged three-month period of recovery rules him out of the rest of the season for the Ospreys and the Wales tour to New Zealand.

“The focus for Justin will be on getting healthy and fit, ready for pre-season.”

Tipuric had also been a target for the GB Olympics Sevens squad, with his speed and handling ability making him ideal for the reduced version of the game .

The Welsh Rugby Union said at the weekend he would go with their blessing if selected for the Olympics.

But that prospect has now been ruled out, with the back rower sitting out the summer tour on health grounds.