x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Pair set for a comeback

Shane Williams and Gavin Henson are both expected to be fit to play for Wales in the Six Nations clash in France on Feb 27.

Shane Williams will be back in the Wales team for the match against France.
Shane Williams will be back in the Wales team for the match against France.

Shane Williams and Gavin Henson are both expected to be fit to play for Wales in the Six Nations clash in France on Feb 27. Williams, the world player of the year, missed Welsh side's 23-15 victory over England at the weekend after injuring his ankle in the tournament-opening win against Scotland. Henson has missed both games with a calf injury and although neither player will feature for the Ospreys this weekend they are set to be ready for Wales in the Friday night fixture in Paris.

Wales head coach Warren Gatland is expected to discover the results of Jamie Roberts' precautionary shoulder scan today. Roberts suffered the injury two minutes from time in the bruising win against England at the Millennium Stadium. Gatland has released six players from national squad duty back to Magners League action this weekend. The French prop Nicolas Mas has been ruled out of the game with a strained left abductor.

With Benoit Lecouls (neck) also ruled out and Lionel Faure missing the Scotland win because of injury, the French have selection problems at prop. * With agencies