Training ground claims another Wales player
Wales have lost another player on the eve of their showdown with the Springboks, this time due to an injury sustained in training.
Jones is the latest Welshman to join an increasing long list of injured players, with a total of 18 Test players now sans combat.
A WRU statement reads: “Loosehead prop Rhodri Jones has been released from the Wales squad with immediate effect after suffering a calf injury during training.
“Thomas, who made his debut against Canada in the summer, has won three international caps.”
Wales team to play South Africa at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.
J McNicholl (Scarlets); L Rees-Zammit (Gloucester), J Davies (Scarlets, capt), N Tompkins (Saracens), J Adams (Cardiff); D Biggar (Northampton), T Williams (Cardiff); R Carre (Cardiff), R Elias (Scarlets), T Francis (Ospreys), W Rowlands (Dragons), A Beard (Ospreys), E Jenkins (Cardiff), T Basham (Dragons), A Wainwright (Dragons).
Replacements: B Roberts (Ulster), W Jones (Scarlets), W John (Scarlets), B Carter (Dragons), S Davies (Cardiff), G Davies (Scarlets), G Anscombe (Ospreys), L Williams (Scarlets).
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