Wales boss Wayne Pivac could have his fingers crossed over the health of Alex Cuthbert amid experiences that the Ospreys winger is the newest damage doubt forward of the tour of South Africa. According to The Rugby Paper, the 32-year-old has suffered a recurrence of a hamstring drawback, with simply three weeks to go till a visit that may soak up three Tests towards the world champion Springboks.
Cuthbert returned to the worldwide area after a four-year break this season, having change into eligible once more by transferring from Exeter. He made an excellent impression on his comeback, significantly within the Six Nations conflict with England at Twickenham.
However, he missed the Ospreys’ essential ultimate recreation of their United Rugby Championship marketing campaign at residence to the Bulls on Friday, May 20. Coach Toby Booth put that right down to “a slight niggle” and stated if it had been a Sunday recreation he may need made it.
Given that evaluation, the hope is the 51-cap Cuthbert will be capable of go on the tour of South Africa. He is because of hyperlink up with Wales this week, the place his damage state of affairs shall be checked out. If he had been to overlook out, then the likes of Ryan Conbeer, Owen Lane and Tom Rogers can be wing choices, with the versatile Ioan Lloyd one other contender.
Cuthbert is considered one of numerous gamers from the 33-man Welsh tour squad who ended the season sidelined by damage. The others are Josh Adams, Wyn Jones, Tomos Williams, Ryan Elias,Will Rowlands, Rhys Patchell, Leon Brown and Ben Carter, with important doubts over a few of them.
Wales are positively with out Ken Owens, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty, Christ Tshiunza, Aaron Wainwright, Uilisi Halaholo, Leigh Halfpenny and Johnny McNicholl by way of damage. They play their first match towards South Africa at Pretoria’s Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, July 2, with additional Tests to observe in Bloemfontein and Cape Town.