Wales wait on Roberts and Wyn Jones injuries
November 12, 2012
Wales centre Jamie Roberts suffered a "mild concussion" during his side's defeat against Argentina © PA Photos
Wales have delayed naming their side for their clash with Samoa on Friday night in the hope that their injury crisis will ease.
Lock Alun-Wyn Jones will undergo a scan today to gauge the extent of a shoulder injury that forced him out of Saturday's 26-12 defeat to Argentina while centre Jamie Roberts is being monitored having suffered a "mild concussion" in the same game.
Back-row forward Ryan Jones (shoulder) and centre Ashley Beck (hip) are on course to train fully this week, but Scarlets centre Jonathan Davies is still taking only a limited part in training due to a groin problem. Prop Adam Jones and flanker Dan Lydiate had already been sidelined from the entire series prior to the Argentina game because of knee and ankle injuries respectively.
Perpignan lock Luke Charteris has now joined up with the squad for training after being released to play for his club last weekend. Ospreys second row Lloyd Peers has been called in to train with the squad this week as temporary cover for Jones.
The announcement of the team to face Samoa has now been put back 24 hours to Wednesday lunchtime.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The latest Week in Pictures takes in all the action from the weekend when rugby united behind Samoa
England broke their losing streak, but this was not them clawing their way back among the best, writes Tom Hamilton
Wales were just 13 minutes from a famous victory, but the lessons to be learned in defeat are almost exactly the same as those from previous near-misses, writes Huw Richards
Ahead of England's clash with Samoa, Scrum Sevens takes a wander down memory lane and celebrates seven examples of Pacific Islands magic