Squad Update: Fly-half will not link up with Wales squad

Rhys Priestland has been removed from the Wales squad for the 2018 Six Nations after the severity of his hamstring injury was discovered.

Although Warren Gatland named him on Tuesday in a 39-man group to prepare for the upcoming tournament, the Welsh Rugby Union released a statement today that provided an update on the 31 year-old’s fitness situation:


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Following further assessments and consultation with a specialist it has been concluded that due to the severity of Rhys Priestland’s hamstring injury, he will remain at Bath Rugby for ongoing rehabilitation and will not link up with the Wales squad on Monday morning.

“It is envisaged that the injury will preclude him from taking an active part for the majority of the Six Nations hence this course of action has been deemed the most appropriate”

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