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Wales plan for Ireland without key duo

Warren Gatland says prop Gethin Jenkins and fly-half Rhys Priestland are out of the start of the Six Nations campaign.

Wales coach Warren Gatland during the RBS 6 Nations Media Launch at the Hurlingham Club, London this morning.
Wales coach Warren Gatland during the RBS 6 Nations Media Launch at the Hurlingham Club, London this morning.
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WALES WILL HAVE to come to Dublin without prop Gethin Jenkins and fly-half Rhys Priestland for the start of the RBS 6 Nations campaign on Sunday week.

Both players are suffering from knee injuries and will subsequently miss the opener at the Aviva Stadium.

“Gethin is struggling and could be out for four to five weeks,” said coach Warren Gatland at this morning’s Six Nations launch in London. Rhys will be struggling for the first game. We’re assessing him day by day.”

Flanker Dan Lydiate is a doubt, meanwhile, for the trip to Lansdowne Road because of an ankle problem.

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