Wayne Pivac’s Wales have released seven players back to their respective regions for action this weekend in the Guinness PRO14.


Rob Evans, Aaron Shingler, Seb Davies, Owen Watkin, Adam Beard, Dewi Lake and Taine Basham were all released.

Earlier this week Wales confirmed that Owen Williams Guinness Six Nations was over. “Owen Williams sustained a hamstring injury in the warm-up ahead of Wales’ fixture against Ireland at the weekend.
Further assessment has concluded that the injury will rule Williams out of the remainder of Wales’ Guinness Six Nations Campaign.”

However Josh Adams returned to training this week: “Adams was replaced during the Ireland v Wales after a knock to the hip. He will be back in full training this week.”

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Wales also expect Dan Biggar to face France in the Guinness Six Nations despite the outside-half having suffered a third head injury this season.

Biggar is currently going through concussion protocols after clashing heads with Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw during Wales’ 24-14 Six Nations defeat in Dublin on Saturday.

The Northampton Saints playmaker failed a dressing room head injury assessment (HIA) shortly afterwards and has just over a week to prove his fitness ahead of France’s visit to Cardiff on February 22.

Biggar suffered head injuries in successive World Cup games against Australia and Fiji in Japan last autumn but recovered to play in the quarter-final victory over France.


“Dan is alright, he’s just doing the normal return to play protocols,” said Wales assistant coach Neil Jenkins. “That takes a bit of time but he is pretty good and is recovering pretty well, so hopefully he will be OK for next week.

Scarlets: Rob Evans and Aaron Shingler
Cardiff Blues: Seb Davies
Ospreys: Owen Watkin, Adam Beard and Dewi Lake
Dragons: Taine Basham

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