The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
He admits he was expecting to miss out on the squad which beat Australia, Argentina and Samoa, but is adamant he can fight his way back into contention, especially after his recent performances for his club side.
He said: “I don’t think it’s the end of the journey. It’s incredible that as soon as you turn 30 you’re seen as past it.
“I do my job, I get my head down. After that we’ll see. If the ship has sailed…
“I started the season slowly and it took me a while. Without being too critical, I’d have been surprised to be selected. It was new [to miss out] but not unfair given my start to the season.”
Meanwhile Rougerie’s Clermont teammate Lee Byrne is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after fracturing a bone in his back.
The Welsh full-back had been in excellent form for the Top 14 side and was hoping to break back into the Wales squad as they look to defend their RBS 6 Nations crown.
With Leigh Halfpenny also an injury doubt at the moment, Liam Williams could well add to his three caps earned this year against the Barbarians, New Zealand and Australia.