Cuthbert beat England 'on one leg'

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:54
Large alex cuthbert 6n trophy Large alex cuthbert wales try Large alex cuthbert wales celebra

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert rubbed salt into England's wounds by saying he tore his hamstring before running in two tries.

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert rubbed salt into England's wounds by saying he tore his hamstring before running in two tries that were the cornerstone of a record-breaking victory.

Last Saturday's 30-3 win in Cardiff saw Wales retain their Six Nations title and deny England a Grand Slam, with Cuthbert's two second-half tries at the Millennium Stadium the decisive scores.

But the 22-year-old Cardiff Blues flyer told the Daily Mail: "I tore my hammy after about 30 minutes - it's a grade-two tear, so I was struggling for the rest of the game."

Cuthbert's performance against England cemented his standing as a contender for a place in the British and Irish Lions squad, due to be announced late next month, for the tour of Australia.

Former Lions boss Ian McGeechan has urged current coach Warren Gatland to be certain of the fitness of his squad rather than have players recovering from injury in Australia ahead of the Test series with the Wallabies.

But Cuthbert insisted the New Zealander should have no qualms about picking him for the combined side on account of his hamstring problem.

"I should be out for four weeks," Cuthbert told the Mail.

"It's coming on quite well, so I'm hoping to be back for the last two games of the Pro12 [competition]. Obviously, I want to play again before the end of the season."

The Lions begin their tour with a match against the Barbarians in Hong Kong on June 1.

AFP

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 25 February 2018
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
Fri, 02 March 2018
Blues v Chiefs 06h35 Eden Park
Reds v Brumbies 09h00 Suncorp Stadium
Kings v Dragons 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Edinburgh v Munster 19h35 Myreside
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Treviso 19h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Harlequins v Bath 19h45 Twickenham Stoop
Sat, 03 March 2018
Sunwolves v Rebels 22h00 Tokyo
Crusaders v Stormers 06h35 Christchurch
Sharks v Waratahs 13h05 Kings Park
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens 15h00 Sandy Park
Northampton Saints v Sale Sharks 15h00 Franklin's Gardens
Gloucester v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Kingsholm
Bulls v Lions 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scarlets v Leinster 15h15 Parc y Scarlets
Zebre v Ospreys 17h30 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Cheetahs v Connacht 17h35 Bloemfontein
Jaguares v Hurricanes 21h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
SIX NATIONS
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 3 3 0 0 14
England 3 2 0 1 9
Scotland 3 1 0 2 8
Wales 3 1 0 2 6
France 3 1 0 2 6
Italy 3 0 0 3 0