Scotland v Wales
Samson Lee ruled out for Wales
ESPN Staff
February 13, 2015

Wales have suffered a late injury blow ahead of their trip to Scotland with Samson Lee ruled out.

Aaron Jarvis starts in Lee's place after he failed to recover from the concussion he suffered against England last Friday. Lee went through the required return-to-play protocols but did not complete the final component. Scott Andrews takes Lee's spot on the bench with Jarvis making just his fourth start for Wales.

Speaking during a press conference at the Wales training base on Friday, Wales assistant coach Rob Howley said: "Obviously, Samson hasn't completed the final component of the concussion test. It's obviously disappointing to lose a player of his ability.

"Aaron and Scott have been with us over the last couple of years, and Aaron came to South Africa with us last summer and came on in the second Test. It's a great opportunity isn't it. We feel for Samson, as coaches do, but it's important we move on and look forward to the opportunity it presents to both Scott and Aaron."

Asked if Wales had considered contacting 95 times-capped prop Adam Jones, who recently announced his retirement from Test rugby, Howley added: "We respect players' decisions, and Adam has retired from international rugby. If Adam had made the call to Warren, I'm not too sure, but I'm unaware of that. Aaron has been here all week because Samson hasn't taken part in training, and Scott has been there as well."

Wales team:

Leigh Halfpenny (Toulon), Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), Jonathan Davies (ASM Clermont Auvergne), Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro), Liam Williams (Scarlets), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Rhys Webb (Ospreys), Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), Richard Hibbard (Gloucester), Aaron Jarvis (Ospreys), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Sam Warburton (Cardiff Blues, captain), Taulupe Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Replacements: Scott Baldwin (Ospreys), Paul James (Bath Rugby), Scott Andrews (Cardiff Blues), Luke Charteris (Racing Metro), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Mike Phillips (Racing Metro), Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), Scott Williams (Scarlets).

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