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Wales scrum-half Kieran Hardy ruled out for the rest of Six Nations campaign

Scarlets player was hurt during victory over England.

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Wales scrum-half Kieran Hardy (PA)

Wales scrum-half Kieran Hardy (PA)

Wales scrum-half Kieran Hardy (PA)

Scrum-half Kieran Hardy has been ruled out of Walesโ€™ remaining Guinness Six Nations games due to a hamstring injury.

Hardy, who scored a try during the Triple Crown-clinching 40-24 victory over England last Saturday, was hurt later in that match.

He will miss Walesโ€™ appointments with Italy and France later this month, and the Welsh Rugby Union said that he has been released from the squad.

โ€œKieran has been released from the squad due to a hamstring injury suffered in the game versus England on Saturday,โ€ the WRU said.

โ€œHe will continue his rehabilitation back at the Scarlets.โ€

Hardyโ€™s fellow Wales squad scrum-half Tomos Williams was laid low by a hamstring injury suffered during the opening Six Nations clash against Ireland last month and has not played since.

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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac (Adam Davy/PA)

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac (Adam Davy/PA)

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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac (Adam Davy/PA)

He could, though, be back in the frame for Six Nations leaders Walesโ€™ trip to Rome on March 13, while head coach Wayne Pivac also has Gareth Davies and Lloyd Williams as scrum-half options.

Victories over Italy and France would give Wales a second Grand Slam in three seasons.

They currently sit top of the Six Nations table by five points, although second-placed France have a game in hand following the postponement of last weekendโ€™s clash against Scotland.

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