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Rhys Webb released from Wales' Six Nations squad due to injury

Rhys Webb released from Wales' Six Nations squad due to injury”

Rhys Webb's Wales career could be over after a knee injury ruled him out of the whole of the NatWest Six Nations Championship starting next month.

Uncapped Cardiff scrumhalf Tomos Williams has been called into the squad.

Rhys Webb has been released from the Wales national squad due to a knee injury.

Webb has signed to play for French giant Toulon from next season.

The Welsh Rugby Union says the injury will "restrict Webb's involvement in the campaign" and he has been replaced in the squad by uncapped Tomos Williams.

With Webb due to move to French side Toulon in the summer - a move that will make him ineligible for selection for the Wales national team - it could potentially be the end of his global career.

Warren Gatland's side have issues in their backrow, not to mention their problems at out-half which have seen Dan Biggar and Rhys Priestland ruled out.

Wales, who last won the Six Nations in 2013, travel to Twickenham to take on England on February 10th and then meet Ireland in Dublin on February 24th.

Sam Warburton, Jonathan Davies, Dan Lydiate and Jake Ball will miss the entire tournament while Taulupe Faletau and Dan Biggar are out of Wales' first three fixtures.

Fellow fly-half Rhys Priestland is now out due to a hamstring injury and there are also doubts over full-back Liam Williams, who could yet require surgery on an abdominal injury.

The region last weekend became the first team from Wales for six years to qualify for the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup after following up their flowing victory at Bath by fronting up against Toulon, but the Six Nations will test Gatland's strength in depth to the full.



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