Cardiff Blues trio added to Wales squad

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Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has called James Botham, Lloyd Williams and Willis Halaholo into his squad for the Guinness Six Nations.

It comes after a heavy injury count was suffered against Ireland in round one with Dan Lydiate (knee) released from the squad, Tomos Williams (hamstring) out for a few weeks and Johnny Williams and Hallam Amos both set to miss this weekend’s game against Scotland with head knocks.

Botham returns to the Wales setup having made his debut in the Autumn after an impressive start to the season, starting against Georgia, England and Italy, while Williams earned a recall to the international setup after four years away when came off the bench against Scotland, doing the same against Ireland and starting against England.

Halaholo, meanwhile, will officially join up with a Wales squad for the first time having been named in the squad to face the Barbarians in November 2019 but suffering a torn ACL the weekend before against Munster and spending almost a year on the sidelines.

Working his way back to fitness at the start of this season he has hit the ground running though, especially after a second minor clean-up on the knee, and could now make his international debut if selected by Pivac.

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