Wing Alex Cuthbert has been ruled out of the second Test of Wales’ summer tour after suffering a shoulder ligament injury against Tonga at Eden Park.

Cuthbert, who played an influential part in the 24-6 victory (including scoring the opening try), is set to be sidelined for up to six weeks. 

“Alex has been in excellent form leading into this tour – and it was there for all to see at Eden Park on Friday – so it’s a shame he’s had to leave us at this juncture,” says Wales head coach Robin McBryde. “He’s also been a great influence off the field with the younger players in the squad. I know he’ll work hard now to be back in action for Cardiff Blues’ pre-season.” 

Wales will be making no call-ups at this point as they prepare to face Samoa in Apia this Friday (23rd June).

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