Former Dragon Ian Gough could earn Wales recall

South Wales Argus: GRAND SLAM WINNER: Ian Gough celebrates in 2008 GRAND SLAM WINNER: Ian Gough celebrates in 2008

COULD Wales call on 36-year-old former Newport Gwent Dragons war horse Ian Gough in their hour of need when their Six Nations squad is announced today?

Caretaker boss Rob Howley has endured a series of nightmare selection headaches with no fewer than 10 players injured – the majority of those frontline players.

The scarcity of second rows has long passed crisis point with five currently unavailable and Wales’ opening match against Ireland just over a fortnight away.

Ex-Dragons captain Luke Charteris is out for the season after rupturing knee ligaments playing for Perpignan just before Christmas and the lock casualty list includes Ospreys trio Ian Evans (knee), Alun Wyn Jones (knee) Ryan Jones (thumb), and Cardiff Blues’ Bradley Davies (ankle).

Among those racing to be fit to play some part in the Six Nations are Dragons Flanker Dan Lydiate, hooker Richard Hibbard and centre Ashley Beck while tighthead Aaron Jarvis and fly half Rhys Priestland are out long-term.

Gough won his 64th and last cap against Fiji in 2010.

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1:34am Tue 15 Jan 13

JWeaver says...

This would be a step backwards. Give Aaron Shingler, James king and Lou Reed a chance! They are all showing some form too.
This would be a step backwards. Give Aaron Shingler, James king and Lou Reed a chance! They are all showing some form too. JWeaver

7:35am Tue 15 Jan 13

kalwales@hotmail.com says...

4th Place for Wales in the 6nations
4th Place for Wales in the 6nations kalwales@hotmail.com

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