DRAGONS captain Cory Hill will miss Wales’ bid for a Six Nations Grand Slam after being injured in the win against England.

The lock scored the crucial try in the second half of the 21-13 win at Principality Stadium but limped off in the closing stages.

Scans revealed an ankle injury and he will now sit out the trip to Murrayfield to face Scotland and clash with champions Ireland on final weekend.

The blow is not expected to rule Hill out of Wales' World Cup preparations or summer Tests against England and Ireland.

The 27-year-old could return for the Dragons' run-in but a comeback will not be rushed given that the Rodney Parade region only have pride to play for in the Guinness PRO14.

Hill had been restored to the XV next to captain Alun Wyn Jones in the boilerhouse after being given the role of adding impact from the bench in the autumn and tournament opener in France.

He responded with a superb performance in Cardiff in which he scored the crucial try with the 35th phase of a breathless attack in the English 22, powering through Billy Vunipola and Harry Williams.

"Cory was outstanding on Saturday, with his try as well," said assistant coach Neil Jenkins.

"He is a fantastic player for us and is a good person as well around the squad.

"He is certainly going to be a loss but, as in any squad any loss is somebody else's opportunity.

"We've got some fantastic players in that position and it will be quite interesting who plays in the last two games.

"It's sad for Cory but an opportunity for someone else."

Hill - consistenly praised by boss Warren Gatland for his growing influence on the squad - won his 24th cap against England after missing the win in Italy with a cut knee.

That ended his 17-Test streak that stretched back to Samoa in the summer of 2017 when he was covering injuries for the Lions.

Ospreys lock Adam Beard, his replacement on Saturday, is in pole position to partner Jones in Edinburgh with the Scarlets' Jake Ball likely to come into the matchday 23.

With Cardiff Blues' Seb Davies also in the Six Nations squad, Gatland is unlikely to call up a replacement.