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Wales duo set for World Cup

Lions Test forwards Gethin Jenkins and Matthew Rees will not see their hopes of World Cup selection hindered by taking no part in Wales' warm-up games.

Wales have just two fixtures left before coach Warren Gatland names his 30-man World Cup squad but Rees (neck) and Jenkins (toe and calf) are unlikely to feature against either England or Argentina.

But regarding the World Cup Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde. said: "We would take Gethin and Matthew if they had not played any rugby."

He added: "There are certain players who warrant a certain amount of special attention, and those two individuals fall into that category, looking at how important they have been to us in the past.

"There are no major concerns about Gethin Jenkins. We would have liked to have seen him play last weekend, but he was not quite right.

"We are not going to rush or risk anyone at this stage. He has undergone quite a bit of rehabilitation and progressed really well.

"He has worked hard, and we did not want to undo all that good work."


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