Wales' Lions duo to miss autumn series
November 12, 2013
Adam Jones will miss the rest of the autumn series © Getty Images
Wales picked up a host of injuries against South Africa on Saturday in what was a bruising encounter. Adam Jones, Scott Andrews, Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams all left the field in the first-half and it is the British & Irish Lions duo of Jones and Davies who seem to have been hit hardest.
Warren Gatland revealed post-match on Saturday that Davies, who has swapped Scarlets for Clermont, was a major doubt for the rest of their autumn programme and the Welsh Rugby Union has now confirmed he has ruptured his pectoral muscle and will be out for four months.
Veteran tight-head Jones is also sidelined with a torn calf muscle and will sit out their other three matches.
Wales have already bolstered their squad with props Samson Lee and Rhodri Jones and backs Hallam Amos and Tom Prydie as they assess the injury toll from Saturday's game.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
The latest Week in Pictures takes in a fiery East Midlands derby and all the action from the Aviva Premiership and Top 14
The rolling maul is becoming an increasingly potent attacking weapon. Conor O'Shea looks at the difficulties of stopping it
The news of James Horwill, Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dan Carter's respective transfers will open the floodgates, writes Tom Hamilton