Wayne Pivac hasn’t enjoyed the best of starts as new Wales coach. Getting beaten twice in his first three Guinness Six Nations matches hasn’t been easy to accept. Neither has been the injury catalogue that has been testing his squad’s resources.
Just look at the fall-out from last weekend’s home defeat to France. Josh Adams was ruled out of the tournament and Pivac’s other winger George North is undergoing head injury protocols.
The complications ahead of the March 7 trip to face England at Twickenham don’t end there, though.
Uncapped Louis Rees-Zammit missed Gloucester’s Friday night Gallagher Premiership defeat to Sale through illness while new Scarlets signing Liam Williams wasn’t given the go-ahead to feature in their Guinness PRO14 match at Munster.
Now a new back three injury worry has emerged as Hallamn Amos failed a late fitness test and was forced off the bench in Cardiff’s Friday night PRO14 defeat to Edinburgh after he had been initially named in the starting XV.
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Amos had recently been called back into the Wales squad by Pivac but was injured in the final minute of Cardiff’s game last weekend versus Benetton and failed to be ready in time for Friday’s kick-off at Murrayfield.
With Wales also short of winger Owen Lane due to a significant hamstring injury, they were forced to improvise during the defeat to France and put midfielder Nick Tompkins on the wing during a game where Johnny McNicholl was also used off the bench.
In-favour full-back Leigh Halfpenny and Leicester’s Jonah Holmes are Pivac’s other fit back three options.
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