Wales send fifteen on club duty

Date published: February 13 2013

Wales have released 15 players, including Top 14 stars Mike Phillips, Lee Byrne, James Hook and Gethin Jenkins, back to their clubs.

Wales have released fifteen players, including Top 14 quartet Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins, James Hook and Lee Byrne, back to their respective clubs.

The quartet are joined by Welsh regional players Alun-Wyn Jones, James King, Josh Turnbull, Liam Williams, Scott Andrews, Lou Reed, Josh Navidi and Andries Pretorius in being released.

All are expected to feature in their upcoming RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures this weekend.

As per IRB regulations, Paul James (Bath), Craig Mitchell (Exeter) and Olly Kohn (Harlequins) have also been sent back to their respective outfits.