Wales rugby team breaking news when injury update releases, Botham call explained and players respond to panic


Wales strikers coach Jonathan Humphreys provided an injury update ahead of Wales’ Autumn Nations Cup second game against Georgia.Josh Navidi and Ross Moriarty have yet to play for Wales this fall, while Jonathan Davies limped with a knee injury in last Friday’s loss to Ireland.

“We are watching them,” Humphreys said when asked about Navidi and Moriarty.

“It’s literally a daily process with them. But their injuries made it easier for us to look at other people. When we talk about 2023, maybe Shane Lewis-Hughes wouldn’t have had that opportunity in this campaign otherwise.

“It was great watching Shane and James (Botham). We miss them in terms of personality and physique in games, but it also gives us the opportunity to watch these two. ”

Humphreys also revealed Davies is “undergoing scans” after another knee injury.

“In the next 24 hours we will probably determine the severity of this knee injury,” he added.

“But he seems to be standing and walking around. He seems well placed. ”

Humphreys also developed the selection of James Botham and why he was called.

“We identified him in derby matches,” he said. “Well, probably before that, but especially in derby matches. We thought he certainly had the ability to participate in international rugby.

“During these matches, he lived great moments. That’s when we really identified him as someone who, starting in 2023, would definitely be on our plans.

“With the injuries we have and the uncertainty as to whether some people can start this weekend, it was a great opportunity to get him involved. ”

Jake Ball also faced the media – explaining that there was not much panic in the Wales camp, despite the backlash outside of it.

“They stick to their guns on the way we play rugby,” said Lock Wales. “There are things that need to be fixed and I hope that when we do, we will play good rugby. ”

You can see how the whole press conference went below:

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