Rugby-Wales wait on injuries ahead of Australia test

WillGriff John and Will Rowlands are unlikely to play following head injuries suffered against Fiji last weekend as Wales fought back from behind to win 38-23, assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys told a news conference on Tuesday. Prop Tomas Francis, who pulled out of the Fiji game after suffering concussion in training, is on course for a return to the team when it is named on Thursday but a late call will be made on Josh Adams and Aaron Wainwright.


Reuters | Cardiff | Updated: 16-11-2021 19:56 IST | Created: 16-11-2021 19:47 IST
Rugby-Wales wait on injuries ahead of Australia test
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Wales will have a tense wait to see whether several players recover from injury in time to face Australia in Cardiff on Saturday. WillGriff John and Will Rowlands are unlikely to play following head injuries suffered against Fiji last weekend as Wales fought back from behind to win 38-23, assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys told a news conference on Tuesday.

Prop Tomas Francis, who pulled out of the Fiji game after suffering concussion in training, is on course for a return to the team when it is named on Thursday but a late call will be made on Josh Adams and Aaron Wainwright. Adams was due to line up at outside centre against the Fijians but pulled out just before kickoff because of a calf muscle issue. Wales coach Wayne Pivac said the withdrawal was precautionary.

Back-row forward Wainwright has a shoulder injury. Hooker Elliot Dee has been recalled to the squad after recovering from a neck injury.

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