World Wales prop Lewis out of Six Nations
Rugby-Three replacements called up to bolster Wales squad
Rugby-Three replacements called up to bolster Wales squadThe Cardiff Blues trio replace Dan Lydiate, Tomos Williams and Johnny Williams who were all hurt in the 21-16 home win over Ireland on Sunday at the start of this year’s competition.
Wales prop Dillon Lewis will play no part in this year's Six Nations Championship after being released from coach Wayne Pivac's squad on Friday with a neck injury.
The 25-year-old Cardiff Blues tighthead, who won the last of his 28 caps against Scotland at Llanelli in October, has been replaced by uncapped Sale front row WillGriff John, for Wales' remaining Championship games against England, Italy and France.
The 28-year-old John was included in the starting XV to play Scotland in the 2020 Six Nations in Cardiff but that match was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rees lightning as Wales beat 14-man Scotland
Two tries from Louis Rees-Zammit inspired Wales to their second successive win in the Six Nations as they defeated 14-man Scotland 25-24 in a thrilling encounter at Murrayfield on Saturday. Scotland prop Zander Fagerson was shown a straight red by English referee Matthew Carley in the second half. It was the second consecutive match where the Welsh beat a team reduced to 14 players, having overcome Ireland last Sunday when Peter O'Mahony wasScotland prop Zander Fagerson was shown a straight red by English referee Matthew Carley in the second half.
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Wales have defeated Ireland and Scotland in their opening two matches of this year's edition, with both of their opponents having had a player sent off.
And they will win the Triple Crown if they beat reigning Six Nations champions England in at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on February 27.
North says 'long road' worth it as he eyes 100th Wales cap .
George North said a load of ups and downs had been "worth every single second" after being given the chance to win his 100th Wales cap in Saturday's Six Nations international at home to England. "It has been a long road -- a load of ups and downs -- but it has been worth every single second. I never thought I would get here, so I am really chuffed."He added: "When you are in the pressure pot, the mixer, you don't really have much time (to think about records), you are on to the next job or the next fixture. They come thick and fast.