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Wayne Pivac delivers injury update on Alun Wyn Jones

Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones was forced to leave the pitch with what appeared to be a recurrence of the shoulder injury he suffered back in July.

The shoulder was the same one he dislocated while on Lions duty against Japan in a warm-up match back in June.

Jones famously put in a Herculean effort to complete a remarkable recovery in time to belatedly join up with Warren Gatland’s Lions for the 2021 tour of South Africa.

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said: “Al, talking to him in the changing room, feels pretty good. We will get a scan as a precaution, but he is not in discomfort.

“Obviously at the time, he couldn’t play on, but he is feeling a lot better, so that’s a plus.”

Asked if there were worries if 149 times-capped Jones had suffered a repeat of his Lions injury woes, Pivac added: “That wasn’t the discussion, and our medical team was in South Africa.

“I don’t think they will write Alun Wyn Jones off after what happened in South Africa. We will get it scanned, and then we will know a lot more, come Monday.”


Foreign-Born Players at 2021 Autumn Nations Series: Home Nations

WALES (14):

  1. Tomas Francis (York, England)
  2. WillGriff John (Plymouth, England)
  3. Ben Carter (Crowborough, England)
  4. Will Rowlands (London, England)
  5. Christ Tshiunza (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  6. Taulupe Faletau (TofoaTonga)
  7. Ross Moriarty (Liverpool, England)
  8. Gareth Anscombe (Auckland, New Zealand)
  9. Jonathan Davies (Solihull, England)
  10. Willis Halaholo (Auckland, New Zealand)
  11. Nick Tompkins (Sidcup, England)
  12. Johnny Williams (Weston-super-Mare, England)
  13. Johnny McNicholl (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  14. Bradley Roberts (South Africa)
Taulupe Faletau during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Bath Rugby and Saracens at the Recreation Ground on 17 Oct. Photo: Steve Haag/PPAUK