Rugby Union fans are eagerly anticipating the Six Nations clash between England and Wales this weekend at Twickenham.
With the game just a few days away Wales have called Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb into the squad after he has been out of international rugby for six months due to injury. Webb met up with the rest of the team on Monday as they began training for the crucial match.
Really happy to join back with the squad.Can't wait to put that jersey on again Saturday. Exciting times ?? pic.twitter.com/oTdEqKXZtj
— Rhys Webb (@rhyswebb9) March 9, 2016
Webb last played for Wales in the match against Italy last September during which he suffered a foot injury and he only returned to playing for the Ospreys in mid-February. He has widely been considered Wales’ first choice scrum-half, ahead of Mike Phillips, after crossing for three tries in the 2015 Six Nations Championship.
In the meantime England has called up Leicester forward Ed Slater to replace the injured Courtney Lawes. Lawes has played in all three of England’s games in this year’s tournament but had to be helped from the pitch during Northampton’s victory over the Saracens on Saturday. As a result Slater is now in line to make his international debut over the weekend.
Joining him on the squad will be Luther Burrell, the Northampton centre replacing Marland Yarde who injured his shoulder in Harlequins’ defeat to Sale, and Ollie Devoto. Devoto, who plays for Bath, is ready to re-join the squad after his recovery from concussion while Manu Tuilagi has also joined the team despite the claims by Leicester boss Richard Cockerill that he is not ready for a return to Test rugby.
— Leicester Tigers (@LeicesterTigers) March 12, 2016
If England wins on Saturday it will take them a step closer to a Six Nations grand slam and it would be enough to win the championship if France loses to Scotland on Sunday. Wales is also unbeaten in this year’s competition and they are likely to become tournament favourites if they defeat England.