By PETER JACKSON
WALES have ruled Rhys Patchell out of their plan of action for the Six Nations due to start in three weeks’ time.
The fly-half ’s continuing absence more than two months after a second-half appearance at the end of last year’s delayed tournament makes him a non-starter for this year’s.
Patchell’s loss is a blow to Wayne Pivac, depriving him of the puppeteer-inchief whose orchestration of the Scarlets’ dazzling PRO12 title triumph in 2017 earned their head coach the right to succeed Warren Gatland.
Pivac released Patchell from national duty throughout the Autumn Nations Cup c...
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