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Wales’ Alex Cuthbert side-lined for final two games

Due to a foot injury, Wales’ wing Alex Cuthbert will not be available for the last two Six Nations games

32-year-old Alex Cuthbert was absent from Wales’ 20-10 loss to England.

Although he made second-half appearances in the previous defeats against Ireland and Scotland as a replacement, his Six Nations journey will end here.

Wales’ head coach, Warren Gatland, has decided against bringing in a replacement player for Cuthbert ahead of the team’s upcoming game against Italy and their final match against France in the Six Nations tournament.

Gatland is keeping his fingers crossed that Gareth Thomas and Owen Williams, both from Ospreys, will recover in time for the upcoming matches after being substituted during the loss to England at Principality Stadium.

As both Italy and Wales have lost their first three matches in the Six Nations tournament, their upcoming game in Rome is expected to determine which team will end up at the bottom of the table this season.

Wales are determined to avoid a complete series of defeats, which they last experienced in the Six Nations back in 2003. The team’s final opponents in Paris will be the reigning champions France, making it crucial for Wales to secure a win against the Azzurri if they want to avoid finishing at the bottom of the table for the first time in two decades.