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Rhys Webb called-up to Wales squad

  • Wales have called Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb into their Six Nations squad
  • The scrum-half returns to the squad after five months out of international rugby with injury
  • Webb made his comeback from injury for Ospreys in mid-February
Wales have called Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb into their Six Nations squad after five months out of international rugby with injury.

He met up with the squad on Monday morning, the Welsh Rugby Union said, as preparations continued for next Saturday’s Six Nations showdown against unbeaten title rivals England at Twickenham.

Both teams are unbeaten in this season’s Six Nations, with England on course for a first Grand Slam since 2003 and Wales likely to be tournament favourites if they win at Twickenham.

Webb made his comeback for the Ospreys last month, and captained them against Guinness PRO12 opponents Leinster two days ago.

The 27-year-old was arguably Wales’ stand-out player last season, scoring five tries in eight Tests, including a touchdown against England in Cardiff.

However, he left the field on a stretcher in Wales’ final warm-up game before the World Cup, where his place was taken by Gareth Davies.

The Scarlets’ number nine has since gone on to score six tries – five of them in the World Cup.

Webb suffered a set-back in his return for Ospreys when a clash of heads ruled him out for a week.

But he has looked assured in two matches since, and completed the full game against Leinster.