Welsh skipper ruled out of decider

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:30
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Wales captain Ryan Jones has been ruled out of the Six Nations title decider against England on Saturday because of a broken bone in his right shoulder.

Wales captain Ryan Jones has been ruled out of the Six Nations title decider against England on Saturday because of a broken bone in his right shoulder.

The flank, who has captained Wales a record 32 times, went off with the injury in the second half of Saturday's 28-18 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield.

"It looks as though he will be out for six to eight weeks," Wales assistant coach Robin McBryde said.

Jones regained the captaincy last month when Sam Warburton was injured ahead of the second-round match against France.

"Ryan has shown a great example to the other players in the squad and his leadership will be missed," McBryde said.

Warburton, who led Wales to the Six Nations Grand Slam last season, overcame a shoulder injury to return against Scotland and is expected to regain the captaincy against England when the team is named on Thursday.

Wales must also decide whether to start with flanks Warburton and Justin Tipuric at Millennium Stadium.

England can win its first Six Nations Grand Slam in 10 years.

If the Welsh beat their fiercest rivals by eight points or more, they will retain the title. A win by seven points would leave the title going down to tries scored - and Wales has the edge by two.

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Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
Fri, 22 December 2017
Wasps v Gloucester 22h00 Ricoh Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins 22h00 Kingston Park
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 22h00 Franklin's Gardens
Leicester Tigers v Saracens 22h00 Welford Road
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 22h00 Sixways
Sale Sharks v Bath 22h00 AJ Bell Stadium
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
SIX NATIONS
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Team P W D L Pts
England 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 0 0 0 0 0
France 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0 0 0