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Captain Sam Warburton gives Wales boost for New Zealand Tour

  • Captain Sam Warburton is expected to be fit for Wales’ summer tour to New Zealand
  • It has been revealed the flankers shoulder injury is only a “short-term” problem
  • The British and Irish Lions skipper suffered the injury in Cardiff Blues’ Pro12 defeat by Ospreys on Saturday.
Sam Warburton is expected to be passed fit for Wales’ tour of New Zealand this summer after injuring his shoulder at the Principality Stadium last Saturday

The Cardiff Blues flanker is the latest key player to be passed fit after it was revealed yesterday that Alun Wyn Jones and Samson Lee will also be available.

“These injuries depend on the person and their professionalism to the rehab,” said Blues coach Danny Wilson.



“There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s such a good professional he’ll go through everything he needs to get back.

“As long as there’s no other issues it should be shortish term process.

“I couldn’t give you a time frame. Short term probably does mean hopefully he’ll give himself every opportunity to be available for that tour. I don’t see a major issue with that.”

With the Blues not involved in the Guinness Pro12 play-offs, his next rugby looks set to be the first Test against New Zealand on June 11.

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