Wales' RBS 6 Nations title hopes received a major boost today when it was confirmed Jamie Roberts will be fit for selection to face France a week on Friday.
Roberts, who is fast emerging as one of Wales’ most influential players, underwent a scan on his shoulder following last weekend’s 23-15 victory over England.
Wales physio Mark Davies confirmed this morning that Roberts will be fit to face the French in Paris.
“Jamie had some soreness after the game on Saturday and so we took steps to ascertain the extent of the damage to his shoulder if any,” said Davies.
“Specialists have determined that the shoulder is in a stable condition and so there is no reason why he should be prevented from being in contention for the game against France.”
Roberts was named man of the match as Wales opened their RBS 6 Nations title defence with a win against Scotland after switching from outside to inside centre to cover for the injured Gavin Henson.
Warren Gatland’s midfield options are set to be strengthened further by Henson’s return from a calf injury in time to be considered for the France game after missing Wales’ last eight Tests.
Winger Shane Williams is also expected to be ready after missing the England win with an ankle injury suffered against Scotland.