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Injured Roberts & Cuthbert out of Wales squad

Injured Lions backs Roberts, Cuthbert out of Wales squad for autumn tests; 3 new caps

Injured Roberts & Cuthbert out of Wales squad

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) -- Injured British Lions backs Jamie Roberts and Alex Cuthbert are not in the Wales rugby squad for the four home autumn tests, while there are three new caps.

Racing Metro center Roberts is recovering from an ankle injury, while Cardiff winger Cuthbert hurt his ankle last weekend in a win over European club champion Toulon. Props Rhys Gill and Craig Mitchell were also injured and unavailable, as was former captain and hooker Matthew Rees, who will undergo testicular surgery.

James Hook, sparkling for Perpignan at fullback, has been picked to fight for the flyhalf job with Rhys Priestland, Dan Biggar and Rhys Patchell, who made his debut on the summer tour of Japan.

The uncapped players are Scarlets scrumhalf Rhodri Williams, Cardiff center Cory Allen and Ospreys winger Eli Walker.

Updated : 2021-05-14 22:24 GMT+08:00