Webb boost for Wales

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:57
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NEWS: Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb has given acting coach Rob Howley a huge Six Nations boost by declaring himself '100 percent fit' for their Championship.

A trip to Conor O'Shea's Italy is first up for Wales, who were without Webb for most of their year-end campaign - as he was hauled off in the loss to Australia.

But despite undergoing surgery on his injured ankle, Webb has made a habit out of recovering quickly from injury, and played 40 minutes in the Ospreys' Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Bristol at the weekend.

And the 28-year-old insists he has his sights set on winning back the Wales No.9 jersey for the Azzurri clash.

"I'm 100 percent fit," he told the South Wales Evening Post. "I'm motivated, fit and raring to go.

"I could have wrestled Steve Tandy in the changing rooms not to take me off but I had to follow the guidelines of the physios and conditioning coaches.

"I feel good, having played two games. I had 57 minutes on the pitch against Newcastle last week and didn't feel I needed to come off, and I played 40 against Bristol and felt I had another 40 in me.

"I feel confident. I know my own body, what I can do and believe I'm 100 percent fit.

"I'll go into camp on Monday and train with the boys. But I'm not just going in there to make up the numbers. I'll be going in there to fight to get my jersey back.

"It's going to be a cracking Six Nations. All the teams are strong and Italy had a cracking win over South Africa in the autumn.

"We know what they can do but we'll just concentrate on ourselves and what we can do."

Source: @rbs_6_nations

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England v Australia 15h00 Twickenham
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Scotland v New Zealand 17h15 Edinburgh
France v South Africa 19h45 Paris
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Gloucester v Saracens 23 | 17
Tue, 14 November 2017
France XV v New Zealand 23 | 28
Sat, 11 November 2017
France v New Zealand 18 | 38
Ireland v South Africa 38 | 3
Wales v Australia 21 | 29
England v Argentina 21 | 8
Scotland v Samoa 44 | 38
Italy v Fiji 19 | 10
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Japan v Australia 30 | 63
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