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Alex Cuthbert released back to Cardiff Blues by Wales

The 26-year-old was beaten by Elliot Daly for the decisive try of a thrilling showdown against England on Saturday Credit: PA

Alex Cuthbert has been released back to Cardiff Blues following Wales' 21-16 Six Nations defeat by England.

Cuthbert is the only member of the starting XV in action at the Principality Stadium on Saturday who will take part in this weekend's PRO12 fixtures.

The 26-year-old was beaten by Elliot Daly for the decisive try of the showdown against England and is thought to be unlikely to feature against Scotland on February 25.

Cuthbert was a late injury replacement for George North, who was ruled out with a dead leg but is expected to be fit to face the Scots.


Six Nations provides selection 'headaches' for Lions boss Gatland

Neil Jenkins talks to Sam Warburton during training. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Neil Jenkins believes that the intensity of this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship will contribute to "a good few headaches" in selection for British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland.

Two thirds of the games so far have been decided by six points or less, with only Italy finding themselves way off the pace.

And with some huge contests still to come, potentially highlighted by England's trip to Dublin next month, Gatland's player selection pool could further expand as he builds towards the New Zealand tour squad announcement on April 19.

The autumn is important, but it's nothing compared to what the Six Nations is.

There is a trophy at stake, and there is a Lions tour at stake at the end of it, and every single player who is involved in any of these squads will want to give it their best and try to stake a claim for a Lions spot in the summer, and none bigger than a tour of New Zealand...

I am sure 'Gats' and the staff will have a good few headaches when the time comes for selection. There are a lot of big games to come yet, and it will be quite interesting to see how it unfolds.

– Neil Jenkins, Wales Assistant Coach
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