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Wales star Jonathan Davies will miss England game ahead of New Zealand tour

  • Wales centre Jonathan Davies will miss the match against England on 29 May
  • The game at Twickenham falls outside World Rugby’s international window in June and his French side Clermont Auvergne have made him unavailable 
  • Davies will then travel to New Zealand for Wales’ three-Test series against the world champions in June
Wales will be without Jonathan Davies when they take on England at Twickenham on May 29, after his club Clermont Auvergne confirmed he would not be released.

England host Wales ahead of a busy summer which sees Warren Gatland’s visitors depart on a three-Test tour of New Zealand next month.

However, the fixture falls outside of World Rugby’s designated international window and therefore the Top 14 club is not required to release Davies.

Warren Gatland’s side are also expected to be without lock Luke Charteris against England as he could feature for Racing 92 on 27 May against La Rochelle.

Wales do though have first call on their players during the June international window so can select Davies and Charteris for the matches in New Zealand, even if their clubs are involved in French domestic play-offs.

The Top 14 final will be played on 24 June, the eve of Wales’ third and final Test against the All Blacks in Dunedin.


Wales tour squad
Backs: Gareth Davies (Scarlets), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Priestland (Bath Rugby), Jonathan Davies (Clermont Auvergne), Tyler Morgan (Newport Gwent Dragons), Jamie Roberts (Harlequins), Scott Williams (Scarlets), Hallam Amos (Newport Gwent Dragons), Matthew Morgan (Bristol), Tom James (Cardiff Blues), George North (Northampton Saints), Eli Walker (Ospreys), Liam Williams (Scarlets).
Forwards: Rob Evans (Scarlets), Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs), Paul James (Ospreys) Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Rhodri Jones (Scarlets), Samson Lee (Scarlets), Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Kristian Dacey (Cardiff Blues), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), Bradley Davies (Wasps), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons), James King (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Ross Moriarty (Gloucester), Josh Turnbull (Cardiff Blues), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, Capt).