VIDEO: Wales bring in reinforcements
SQUAD UPDATE: Wales coach Wayne Pivac has drafted in three replacements ahead of his team’s Six Nations crunch match with Scotland.
Uncapped centre Willis Halaholo has been drafted into the squad – alongside Cardiff Blues teammates Lloyd Williams and James Botham for this Saturday’s trip to Edinburgh.
New Zealand-born Halaholo, who qualifies for Wales on residency, was called up to face the Barbarians in November 2019, but suffered a serious knee injury just after being selected and was sidelined for eleven months.
He could make the bench for the trip to Murrayfield.
The reinforcements follow after wing Hallam Amos, centre Johnny Williams, scrumhalf Tomos Williams and flank Dan Lydiate were all ruled out following injuries in the 23-16 win over Ireland last weekend.
Lydiate has been released from the squad after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in Cardiff and Wales have said the 65-cap veteran will undergo “a number of assessments and consultations” in the next few days.
Amos and Johnny Williams are both sidelined because of head injuries, while Tomos Williams has a hamstring problem.
Scrumhalf Lloyd Williams returns to contention after last featuring for Wales three times last November, when Botham – grandson of England cricket great Ian – made his international debut, winning three caps against Georgia, England and Italy.